01 Dec Great Books Discussion Group
Read and discuss a selection of great short stories and essays. The group meets 10 am to 11:30 am most Fridays on Zoom.
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Texts in use: Best American Short Stories of the Century, Updike (BASS) The Art of the Personal Essay, Lopate (APE), and The World’s Greatest Short Stories (WGSS Dover).
Mary Lerner, Little Selves, p. 7, (BASS)
Lorrie Moore, You’re Ugly Too, p. 652, (BASS)
Jean Toomer, Blood-Burning Moon, p. 61 (BASS)
Sherwood Anderson, The Other Woman, p. 38, (BASS)
Thom Jones, I Want to Live, p. 671 (BASS)
Gaye Pemberton, Do I Have Your Number Mr. Jeffrey, p. 746, (APE)
Susan Glaspell, A Jury of Her Peers, p. 18, (BASS)
Joaquim Maria Machado De Assis, The Fortune Teller, p.127, (WGSS)
Ring Lardner, The Golden Honeymoon, p. 45, (BASS)
Annie Proulx, The Half-Skinned Deer, p. 745, (BASS)
Pam Houston, The Best Girlfriend You Never Had, p.769, (BASS)
William Faulkner, The Evening Sun Go Down, p. 111, (BASS)
Alice Elliot Dark, In the Gloaming, p.688, (BASS)
Luigi Pirandello, Mrs. Frola and Mr. Ponza, Her Son-in-Law, p. 185, (WGSS)
Rainer Maria Rilke, How Old Man Timofei Died With a Song, p. 150, (WGSS)
Carolyn Ferrell, Proper Library, p. 705, (BASS)
Gish Jen, Birthmates, p. 720, (BASS)