Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story

GENINT 721.555

Osher (50+). In this course, we read several selections from The Paris Review American literally journal, discuss their rationales, and share our own opinions about what constitutes a successful short story.

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Starting at $80.00
As few as 8 weeks
0.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Read classic American fiction critically
  • Discuss author rationales
  • Identify important stories and themes from short stories

About this course:

Since its founding in 1953, The Paris Review, which Time Magazine calls “America’s greatest literary journal,” has been a laboratory for new fiction. The editors have never believed that there was one single way to write a story. They’ve never espoused a movement or school or observed a word limit. Their belief is that every good story writes its own rules and solves problems of its own devising. In the Review’s new book, Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents The Art of The Short Story, twenty masters of the genre present a story from the archives and describe the key to its success as a work of fiction, featuring authors such as Joy Williams, Leonard Michaels, Jorge Luis Borges, Raymond Carver, Denis Johnson, and Steven Millhauser. In this course, we read several selections, discuss their rationales, and share our own opinions about what constitutes a successful short story. The book used in class is Object Lessons: The Paris Review Presents the Art of the Short Story

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Friday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Brandon French
363106
Fee:
$80.00
6 days left. Enroll by Sep 28, 2018
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Plus members pay only $40 for this course.

Visitors not permitted. No refund after Oct. 8, 2018.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 8, 2018
Course Requirements
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Discussion
Fri Sep 28, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Discussion
Fri Oct 5, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Discussion
Fri Oct 12, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Discussion
Fri Oct 19, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Discussion
Fri Oct 26, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Discussion
Fri Nov 2, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Discussion
Fri Nov 9, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB
Discussion
Fri Nov 16, 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 121AB

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