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Modern and Contemporary Authors

The class will be reading and discussing LaRose, by Louise Erdrich, published in 2016 by Harper Collins, ISBN 978-0-06-227703-9.

This book was the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. It takes place in North Dakota, where a hunting accident sets the story in motion. The Washington Post’s review stated, “The recurring miracle of Erdrich's fiction is that nothing feels miraculous in her novels. She gently insists that there are abiding spirits in this land and alternative ways of living and forgiving that have somehow survived the West's best efforts to snuff them out.” Seminar participants are encouraged to read The Round House before they read LaRose. As noted by the Chicago Tribune, Erdrich gives in both these novels “one of the most arresting visions of America in one of its most neglected corners, a tableau on par with Faulkner.”

October 3: Pages 3-74

October 17: Pages 75-152

October 31: Pages 155-230

November 14: Pages 231-302

November 28: Pages 302-372

Seminar Leader: Candace Gietzen has degrees from Pomona College and Stanford University. She taught history and comparative government at the Bishop's School and often used novels to enrich the curriculum.

Course Number: OSHR-70044   Credit: 0 units

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10/03/2017 - 11/28/2017 In-class 127450 $0.00  

Day and Time: Tuesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 128, UCSD Extension Complex, 9600 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla