Introduction to the short story. Students write stories and short descriptive sketches. Readings from European and American stories from the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. Class discussion of students' writing and of the assigned stories in their historical and social contexts. This class will focus on the craft of the short story, which we will explore through reading great short stories, writers speaking about writing, writing exercises and conducting workshops on original stories.
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