19 November 2010
It’s syllabus-making time again, my favorite. In the spring I’m teaching a course on “Approaches to the Short Story,” a wonderfully broad topic. My list of authors is in-process and ever-growing; shaping the reading list into a kind of story in itself is what’s fun. I always try to form the list out of authors over whose work I am gaga; stories that are “instructive” in graspable ways and on multiple levels; and authors whose work I myself want to study more closely.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Selections from Daniel Halperin’s The Art of the Story international anthology
To be continued…