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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

Saunders, George, 1958-, Container of (expression), Gogolʹ, Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich, 1809-1852 Nos. English (Struve) Container of (expression), Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 Kryzhovnik. English (Yarmolinsky) Container of (expression), Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 Na podvode. English (Yarmolinsky) Container of (expression), Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich, 1860-1904 Dushechka. English (Yarmolinsky) Container of (expression), Turgenev, Ivan Sergeevich, 1818-1883 Pevt︠s︡y. English (Magarshack) Container of (expression), Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 Alësha Gorshok. English (Brown) Container of (expression), Tolstoy, Leo, graf, 1828-1910 Khozi︠a︡in i rabotnik. English (Maude and Maude),
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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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  • 9 of 36 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 36 total copies.
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Bedford Free Library 891.7 S (Text)
New Book
31002150812203
Checked out
08/13/2021
Briarcliff Manor Public Library 891.708 SAUNDERS (Text)
New Nonfiction
31036150943154
Available
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Bronxville Public Library 891.7 S (Text)
Nonfiction
31004151755621
Checked out
08/02/2021
Chappaqua Library 891.7 SAUNDERS (Text)
Nonfiction
31005153637428
On holds shelf
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Chappaqua Library 891.7 SAUNDERS (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005600058822
Checked out
08/02/2021
Croton Free Library 891.708 S (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151814407
Checked out
08/26/2021
Dobbs Ferry Public Library 891.7 S (Text)
New Book
31007151391727
Checked out
08/18/2021
Eastchester Public Library 891.7 S (Text)
New Nonfiction
31008152439549
Checked out
07/31/2021
Greenburgh Public Library 891.708 S (Text)
New Nonfiction
31009154689008
Checked out
08/07/2021
Harrison Public Library 891.708 S (Text)
New Nonfiction
31010300239425
Checked out
08/17/2021
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