Prizewinners

A sampling of recent and memorable fiction in English. We’ll read a collection of stories, Interpreter of Maladies, by Jumpa Lahiri, and short novels by William Kennedy, Stephen Millhauser, Penelope Fitzgerald, and Arundhati Roy. The course will explore the way these powerful texts imagine and dramatize the contemporary world, their focus on political, racial and sexual themes, and their instructive diversity of style and tone.