A Swim in A Pond in the Rain

A Swim in A Pond in the Rain

In Which Four Russians Give A Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life

Book - 2021
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"George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches each of these stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. For the process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is as much a craft as it is a quality of openness and a willingness to see the world through new eyes. Funny, frank, and rigorous, ...Shows how great fiction can change a person's life and become a benchmark of one's moral and ethical beliefs"--
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2021
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781984856029
1984856022
Branch Call Number: 891.708 G5579S 2021
Characteristics: xii, 410 pages ; 25 cm

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