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Best Short Stories

The following stories showcase the exceptional talents of award-winning authors. To quote Richard Ford, “They clean out the clutter, shove aside the impediments between readers and stories, treat us to gorgeous language, and stir our moral imaginations.” Our discussions are wonderfully rich and lively!

We will be using The Art of the Tale: An International Anthology of Short Stories, edited by Daniel Halpern, ISBN 978014007949.

January 8: Talpa by Juan Rulfo, Mexico
XXII by Nathalie Sarraute, France

January 22: Henne Fire by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Poland
Unguided Tour by Susan Sontag, United States

February 5: Children are Bored on Sunday by Jean Stafford, United States
A Friend and Protector by Peter Taylor, United States

March 5:Death and the Maiden by Michel Tournier, France
Beyond the Pale by William Trevor, Ireland

Facilitator: Steve Gordon is a retired physician. He received his BA in Humanities from the University of Connecticut and his MD from NYU. He completed his residency at SUNY in Syracuse. Gordon spent 36 years at Kaiser Permanente and read only medical journals. He no longer diagnoses maladies but, along with his wife Civia, delights in dissecting literature.

Course Number: OSHR-70132   Credit: 0 units


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Dates Class Type Section ID Fee
01/08/2018 - 03/05/2018 In-class 128866 $0.00  

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