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ENGL 3329 Hard Fiction (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

“In essence,” writes Dave Eggers, “there are some people who feel that fiction should be easy to read. . . . On the other hand, there are those who feel that fiction can be challenging, generally and thematically, and even on a sentence-by-sentence basis . . . for the rewards can be that much greater when one’s mind has been exercised and thus (presumably) expanded.” This course is about the second kind—hard fiction by American writers like Faulkner, Nabokov, Pynchon, David Foster Wallace, John Barth, Donald Barthelme. Reading for the adventurous.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): James Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 19-Feb-14