Spring 2011


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.

Raymond Carver
Mavis Gallant
Elizabeth Bowen
Isak Dinesen
Leonard Michaels
Yukio Mishima
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Richard Yates
Yiyun Li
James Salter
Daniyal Mueenuddin
Flannery O’Connor
Sherwood Anderson
Donald Barthelme
Octavia Butler
James Joyce
Annie Proulx
Manjushree Thapa
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya
Joan Silber
Jennifer Egan
Selections from Daniel Halperin’s The Art of the Story international anthology

To be continued…


One Response to “Spring 2011”

  1. mes Says:

    Love that your list is so international and includes Gogol to Daniyal Mueenuddin!
    I have copied it for recommendation, too. Thanks!

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