MSU Wonderlust course begins - Latin American Short Stories
- Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
- Pilgrim Congregational Church
Join us for a six-week non-credit course that explores the extraordinary flowering of writing that characterized the Latin American Fictional Boom Movement of the 20th Century, ranging from the "fictions" of Jorge Luis Borges, who wrote only short stories, to the inventive and playful conceits of Julio Cortazar (one of his stories was adapted into a celebrated film, "Blowup"), the witty and magical tales of Isabel Allende, the surrealism and humanity of Rosario Ferre, and the incomparable story-telling of one of the masters of the art, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Come and be amazed by the elasticity and inventiveness of this form as it has been practiced by some of the finest story-tellers of the modern era!The course, called "A Hammock Beneath the Mangoes: the Exuberant and Inexhaustible Latin American Short Story," meets Wednesdays 1pm to 3pm, Jan. 31 through March 7, 2018.The instructor is Carolyn Pinet, who taught in MSU's Departments of Modern Language and History & Philosophy, and in the Honors College.
$75 for members or $110 for non-members (membership costs $35)