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Great American Short Stories: A Seminar Style Class for Lovers of Literature NEW

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Great fiction can transport us to different worlds, immerse us in other people's lives, reveal deep human truths, and sometimes enable us to see ourselves anew. Explore compelling American short stories, while meeting new people in a relaxed congenial setting. Classes focus on your insights, questions, and dialogue, and stress critical analysis of the course's stories. We investigate a selection of twentieth-century American short stories by authors including Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, and Philip Roth. We read Wharton's "Roman Fever" and "The Other Two;" Cather's "Paul's Case" and "A Wagner Matinee;" and Roth's, "Eli the Fanatic." Our readings are enhanced by in-class socio-historic handouts and excerpts of documentary film. Please read Edith Wharton's "Roman Fever" and "The Other Two" for the first class session.

Class Details

3 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

MPL - Main

Ann Schwarz 



Please read:  Classes will meet on Jan 25, Feb 8, Mar 1. Students must read the stories in advance of class. Students can find the short stories in major compilations of the authors' best short works, including Edith Wharton's stories in R.W.B. Lewis's "The Collected Short Stories of Edith Wharton"; Willa Cather's stories in Robert K. Miller's "Great Short Works of Willa Cather"; and Philip Roth's story in P. Roth's "Goodbye Columbus and Five Short Stories."



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Registration Closes On
Thursday, January 25, 2018 @ 8:00 AM

Schedule Information

Skip dates: (No class on 02/01/2018, 02/15/2018, 02/22/2018)

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/25/2018 - 3/1/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Montclair, MPL - Main  Map Ann Schwarz