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Great Short Stories

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CourseGraphic As Stacy Schiff wrote in The New York Times, “A short story is by definition an odder, more eccentric creature than a novel; a trailer, a fling, a warm-up act, a bouillon cube, a championship game in one inning. Irresolution and ambiguity become it; it’s a first date rather than a marriage. When is it mightier than the novel? When its elisions speak as loudly as its lines.” If you enjoy reading fiction and want to explore the succinctness of the short story, join our study group. The very brevity of the form invites lively discussion and differing interpretations of the material. Each study group participant acts as discussion leader for a story of their choice, and also prepares a brief biography of the story’s author. As texts, we will use The O.Henry Prize Stories 2017, edited by Laura Furman (Vintage Anchor Publishing, 2017) and The Best American Short Stories 2017 edited by Meg Wolitzer (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017). No class on 9/10/18.


Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Julia Katz2.Laura Friedland 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/10/2018 - 12/10/2018 Weekly - Mon 9:45 AM - 11:45 AM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Laura Friedland  ; Julia Katz