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Collection: 7-day Books
Call Number: 891.708
Author: Saunders, George
Title: A swim in a pond in the rain
Remainder of title: in which four Russians give a master class on writing, reading, and life /
Summary, etc. note: "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"--

International Standard Book Number: 9781984856043
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Canceled/invalid ISBN: 9781984856029
Description conventions: rda
Language code of text/sound track or separate title: eng
Language code of original and/or intermediate translations of text: rus
Authentication code: pcc
Classification number: PG3097
Edition number: 23
Classification number: 891.708
Dates associated with a name: 1958-
Relator term: author.
Statement of responsibility, etc.: by George Saunders.
Place of publication: New York ,NY
Name of publisher: Pengquin Random House,LLC
Date of publication: 2021
Projected publication date: 2101
: New York :
: Random House,
: 2021.
Extent: 383 pages
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General note: Includes texts of seven short stories.
Bibliography, etc. note: Includes bibliographical references.
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.
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Source of acquisition: B & T 7/9/21
Purchase price: 28.00
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Subject: Great writing
Subject: Reading
Subject: Life
Subject: Russians
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