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A swim in a pond in the rain: in which four Russians give a master class on writing, reading, and life
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New York : Random House, [2021].
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xii, 410 pages ; 25 cm
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"In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches each of these stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. For the process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is as much a craft as it is a quality of openness and a willingness to see the world through new eyes. Funny, frank, and rigorous, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain ultimately shows how great fiction can change a person's life and become a benchmark of one's moral and ethical beliefs"--

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General Note
Includes texts of seven short stories.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-410).
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"In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches each of these stories technically yet accessibly, and through them explains how narrative functions; why we stay immersed in a story and why we resist it; and the bedrock virtues a writer must foster. For the process of writing, Saunders reminds us, is as much a craft as it is a quality of openness and a willingness to see the world through new eyes. Funny, frank, and rigorous, A Swim in a Pond in the Rain ultimately shows how great fiction can change a person's life and become a benchmark of one's moral and ethical beliefs"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Saunders, G., Gogolʹ, N. V., Chekhov, A. P., Turgenev, I. S., & Tolstoy, L. (2021). A swim in a pond in the rain: in which four Russians give a master class on writing, reading, and life. First edition. New York: Random House.

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George Saunders et al.. 2021. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class On Writing, Reading, and Life. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

George Saunders et al., A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class On Writing, Reading, and Life. New York: Random House, 2021.

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Saunders, George, et al. A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class On Writing, Reading, and Life. First edition. New York: Random House, 2021. Print.

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