ENGL 4850

ENGL 4850

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

"I am a sick man. I am an angry man. I am an unattractive man." These are not unreliable narrators who have lost it or are bats, but rather complex voices. We will read some really "off beat" narratives from all over the Americas and on. From Chile's Jose Donoso, Colombia's Laura Restrepo, Argentina's Ernesto Sabato, Brazil's Clarice Lispector, The United States' Frederick Exley, Spain's Felipe Alfau, Japan's Yukio Mishima, Taiwan's Qiu Miaojin, Russia's Dostoyevsky, ending with France's sappy but wonderful Marguerite Duras, "Take me. Deform me. Make me ugly. Why not you?" Be prepared to read and discuss these amazing voices with joy, humor, and an intimate, soaring passion. Dark sarcasm in the classroom is welcomed. Therapy not required but advised.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (LA-AS)

Comments Reading for Writers examines literary works through the eyes of a writer, focusing on the craft of literature. Topics vary with each section and semester and may focus on fiction, poetry, or both.

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Madness and the Novel

  • 16430ENGL 4850  SEM 101