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Four Masters of the Short Story - In-person

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ClassGraphic Short stories have the power to entertain, inform, and even heal. Interpreting those stories and uncovering the author’s message are the challenging goals of this study group. Each week two complex stories by two different master authors are vigorously dissected for their ideas. During a lively exchange of interpretations, members learn from one another and refine their own positions. At discussion’s end, all have a clearer sense of the author’s words and, week by week, all become more adept at literary interpretation. There are neither prerequisites nor is specialized knowledge required. The coordinators will provide any necessary definitions of literary terms as well as guidance on how to lead a discussion. The books we will use are A Dove of the East: And Other Stories (Marine, 2005) by Mark Helprin, Disruptions (Knopf, 2023) by Steven Milhauser, Eleven Kinds of Loneliness (Vintage, 2008) by Richard Yates, and Welding with Children (Picador, 2009) by Tim Gautreaux.

Class Details

14 Session(s)
Weekly - Mon

Location
500 Davis Center

Instructor
MultipleInstructor :
1.Glen Phillips2.David Hart 

Tuition: 

$0.00


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Schedule Information

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/4/2024 - 6/10/2024 Weekly - Mon 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM Evanston, 500 Davis Center  Map David Hart  ; Glen Phillips 
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