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W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION

January 15 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until March 5, 2019

W19-39 DIRTY REALISM AND CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN FICTION
Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time)
8 Sessions: Jan. 15-Mar. 5
TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM
Phillip Buck

Dirty Realism emerged in the early 1980s. Early practitioners of this genre, writers like Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff, chose to focus on unremarkable characters living ordinary lives, characters often ignored by the literary elite. Their writing styles varied, but they were unified in their use of sparse prose and direct description and in their attention to the individual and to the region. This once-declining movement has found new life in the recent work of Junot Diaz, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, and Annie Proulx. Course readings will include: “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao,” Diaz; “Canada,” Ford; “All the Pretty Horses,” McCarthy; and “The Wyoming Stories,” Proulx.
Silver Member: $95; Gold Member: $85.50.

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Date:
January 15
Time:
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Website:
www.olliringlingcollege.org

Venue

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom
1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Phone:
(941) 309-5111
Website:
https://olliringlingcollege.org/