Short fiction, a relatively new art form developed at the end of the 19th century, is a difficult genre that allows the writer only a small space to recreate the fullness and wonder of life. What makes a story tick? What means does an author use to elicit our laughter or tears? By carefully examining stories penned by diverse writers from different parts of the world, we’ll gain some insights.
Writers whose art and biographies we’ll discuss include Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro, Ingeborg Bachmann, Margaret Lawrence, D.H. Lawrence, Guy de Maupassant, Dino Buzzati and others.
Note: A course pack of readings will be provided.
Please note that enrollment in this course is reserved for adults 55+.