Short Stories Discussion Group
Please join us on Friday, January 27th, at 3:00pm, in person, in the Trustees Room, to participate in the Short Stories Discussion Group. As Dhumketu said: “The short story is that which, like a flash of lightning, pierces right through while establishing a viewpoint; without any other machinations, simply gestures with a finger to awaken dormant emotions; creates an entirely new imaginary world around the reader. The novel says whatever it wants. The short story, by rousing the imagination and emotions, only alludes to or provides a spark of whatever it wants to say. This is why the writer of the short story needs a reader who is impressible, emotional, swift and intelligent; to such a reader, he will be forever in debt.” In short, a short story is not only a pleasure to read but can also enrich our lives in more ways than words can say. Hope you can join us.
The schedule and stories are as follows:
January 27 (Anton Chekhov’s The Confessions; The Darling)
February 24 (Guy de Maupassant’s The Necklace; Mademoiselle Pearl)
March 31 (Alice Munro’s The Office; Willa Cather’s Paul’s Case)
Copies of the stories are available at the Languages and Literature reference desk.