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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.

Saunders, George, 1958- (author.). Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852 Container of (expression): Nos. English (Struve) (Added Author). Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 Container of (expression): Kryzhovnik. English (Yarmolinsky) (Added Author). Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 Container of (expression): Na podvode. English (Yarmolinsky) (Added Author). Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 Container of (expression): Dushechka. English (Yarmolinsky) (Added Author). Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883 Container of (expression): Pevt͡sy. English (Magarshack) (Added Author). Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 Container of (expression): Alësha Gorshok. English (Brown) (Added Author). Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 Container of (expression): Khozi͡ain i rabotnik. English (Maude and Maude) (Added Author).

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5 current holds with 4 total copies.

Summary:

"In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches each of these stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster."
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 891.7 SAU 2021 (Text) 33892100716829 Adult New Books Book None 01/19/2021 Checked out 02/16/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984856029
  • ISBN: 1984856022
  • Physical Description: xii, 410 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes texts of seven short stories.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-410).
Summary, etc.:
"In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches each of these stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852. Nos.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Kryzhovnik.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Na podvode.
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904. Dushechka.
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883. Pevt͡sy.
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Alësha Gorshok.
Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910. Khozi͡ain i rabotnik.
Short stories, Russian > 19th century > History and criticism.
Short stories, Russian > 19th century > History and criticism > Study and teaching.
Reader-response criticism > United States.

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