Genre Number Three

And it's my favorite: short fiction. We're reading three collections this term. Up first is Junot Diaz's Drown.

We began the unit by reading stories by Hemingway, Erdrich, Jin, Denis Johnson, D. Barthelme, and Helena Maria Viramontes.

Word around campus is that Viramontes is coming to give a reading spring term, and there are students trying to get Diaz, a former student of hers, to come along with. If those two make it, they'll be joining a long list of visitors that also includes one of my favorites: Mary Gaitskill. I do hope somebody invites me to the requisite dinner when she's in town.

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