Reading Fiction

Painting by Mark Rothko - 1949 - No. 3/No. 13.

"No.3/No.13 by Mark Rothko-1949." (Image courtesy of kamikazecactus.)


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Fall 2008



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This course offers students ways to become more engaged and curious readers for life. By learning the language of selected short stories and novels, students learn the language of literary description. There will be a strong emphasis on class discussion and writing. Readings will include fiction by O'Conner, Joyce, Tolstoy, Mann, Shelley, and Baldwin.

Kimberly Vaeth. 21L.003 Reading Fiction, Fall 2008. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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