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Course Description

Students will analyze a simple and perfect story, "Bliss," by Katherine Mansfield. This is a close third-person story written more than a century ago by a masterful short-story writer and admirer of Chekhov. The protagonist is flighty and easy to ridicule, but if a reader goes beyond judgment, she will find much to appreciate. The story has unity of time and place. It sets up expectation and dashes it in a surprising way. Each word of description, dialogue, and thought is carefully chosen and is part of a harmonious whole. Students will learn how they can write their own, quite original, stories following the same pattern. They will also read "The Lady with the Pet Dog" by Chekhov and learn about Chekhov's influence on the modern short story. They will model another story on Chekhov's.

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No Class Jan. 17

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Section Title
Imitations for Improvement - Stories
Type
Discussion
Days
M
Time
6:00PM to 8:30PM
Dates
Jan 03, 2022 to Feb 28, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
22.5
Location
  • Online
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $595.00
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