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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

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): Pevt︠s︡y. English (Magarshack) (Added Author). Tolstoy, Leo graf 1828-1910 Container of (expression): Al©±sha Gorshok. English (Brown) (Added Author). Tolstoy, Leo graf 1828-1910 Container of (expression): Khozi︠a︡in i rabotnik. English (Maude and Maude) (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781984856029
  • ISBN: 1984856022
  • Physical Description: print
    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).
Formatted Contents Note: We begin -- In the Cart -- Anton Chekhov. A page at a time: thoughts on In the Cart ; Afterthought #1 -- The Singers -- Ivan Turgenev. The heart of the story: thoughts on The Singers ; Afterthought #2 -- The Darling -- Anton Chekhov. A pattern story: thoughts on The Darling ; Afterthought #3 -- Master and Man -- Leo Tolstoy. And yet they drove on: Thoughts on Master and Man ; Afterthought #4 -- The Nose -- Nikolai Gogol. The door to the truth might be strangeness: Thoughts on The Nose ; Afterthought #5 -- Gooseberries -- Anton Chekhov. A swim in a pond in the rain: Thoughts on Gooseberries ; Afterthought #6 -- Alyosha the Pot -- Leo Tolstoy. The wisdom of omission: Thoughts on Alyosha the Pot ; Afterthought #7 -- We end.
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. For the process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is as much a craft as it is a quality of openness and a willingness to see the world through new eyes. Funny, frank, and rigorous, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain ultimately shows how great fiction can change a person's life and become a benchmark of one's moral and ethical beliefs"--
Subject: Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich 1809-1852
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich 1860-1904
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich 1860-1904
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich 1860-1904
Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich 1818-1883
Tolstoy, Leo graf 1828-1910
Tolstoy, Leo graf 1828-1910
Short stories, Russian 19th century History and criticism
Short stories, Russian 19th century History and criticism Study and teaching
Reader-response criticism United States
Nos (Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich) Nos (Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich)
Reader-response criticism
Short stories, Russian
Short stories, Russian Study and teaching
United States
Genre: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism.
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