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A swim in a pond in the rain : in which four Russians give a master class on writing, reading, and life / George Saunders.

By: Saunders, George, 1958-.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2021Description: x, 408 pages ; 22 cm.ISBN: 9781526624284.Subject(s): Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852 -- Criticism and interpretation | Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 -- Criticism and interpretation | Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883 -- Criticism and interpretation | Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation | Short stories, Russian -- History and criticism | Russian fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Reader-response criticism -- United StatesDDC classification: 891.73009 Summary: "For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University. In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, he shares a version of that class with us, offering some of what he and his students have discovered together over the years. Paired with iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, the seven essays in this book are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times." - Book Cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Autumn 2021
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"For the last twenty years, George Saunders has been teaching a class on the Russian short story to his MFA students at Syracuse University. In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, he shares a version of that class with us, offering some of what he and his students have discovered together over the years. Paired with iconic short stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, the seven essays in this book are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times." - Book Cover

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