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Workshop in the Novel

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This class is for students who are writing novels. I’ll read your work and talk about it with you in conference; in class, we’ll talk about novels by dead people. We’ll read a few books that are firmly lodged in the canon (Ulysses, The Magic Mountain), a few that keep being rediscovered and then forgotten again (The Man Who Loved Children, The Locusts Have No King, Stoner, Mrs. Bridge, If He Hollers Let Him Go, Nightwood), and, if we have time, a couple of books of students’ choosing. I should mention that I haven't read all of these books, so the class will be filled with discoveries for all of us...I hope.