Short Stories of Our Time, Part II
Wednesdays, October 12 and 26, November 9 and 23, and December 14, 10:00-11:30 a.m., at the UO Baker Downtown Center
If you love to read but have limited time, consider exploring some classic American literature in the form of short stories. In the short course The Stories of Our Times Part II, Dr. Shiela Pardee will again lead readers in discussion of tales from America’s greatest story-tellers, including Ring Lardner, Katherine Anne Porter, and Ann Beattie.
Along with the classics from our anthology, The Best American Short Stories of the Century edited by John Updike, we will also consider some recent stories by talented contemporary writers. Class will meet the second and fourth Wednesdays at 10-11:30 a.m. in October and November, and on the second Wednesday of December.
Register by contacting the OLLI-UO office, 541-346-0697, space is limited.
Textbook: Best American Short Stories of the Century. John Updike, ed. , Katrina Kenison, coeditor. Houghton Mifflin, 1999. ISBN 13:978-0-395-84367-3
Smith Family Campus (1 copy, used, fair condition, $12.35)
Tsunami Books can order (abt. 3 days, $16.95)
Amazon.com ($13.57 or less)
Barnes and Noble can order from store (5-8 business days, $19.95) or online ($13.63)
Eugene Public Library: several copies
University of Oregon Knight Library: 1 copy
Not available for Nook or Kindle
Wed. Oct. 12: Mary Lerner: “Little Selves” (7-17); William Saroyan, “Resurrection of a Life” (159-168)
Wed. Oct. 26: Harold Brodkey, “Verona: A Young Woman Speaks” (533-538); Katherine Anne Porter: “Theft”(105-110)
Wed. Nov. 9: Ring Lardner, “Golden Honeymoon” (45-59); Pam Houston: “The Best Girlfriend You Never Had” (769-788)
Wed. Nov. 23: Ann Beattie: “Janus” (595-599); John Updike: “Gesturing” (565-575)
Wed. Dec. 14: Pam Durbin: “Soon” (735-753); Alice Adams: “Roses, Rhododendron (520-532)