CWR 216 / ITA 216 (LA)

Imitating Italians

Jhumpa Lahiri

ENROLLMENT BY APPLICATION OR INTERVIEW. DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION REQUIRED.

A beginning fiction workshop designed to introduce students to the craft of imitation as a point of creative departure. Reading the works of a series of contemporary Italian masters¿Alberto Moravia, Cesare Pavese, Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedeusa, Natalia Ginzburg, Italo Calvino, Antonio Tabucchi, Giorgio Bassani, among others–we will experiment with a range of techniques, styles, and themes. Echoing the voices of these authors, composing weekly exercises, we will strive to locate and articulate our own. All readings will be in translation.

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