A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: From the Man Booker Prize-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Lincoln in the Bardo

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A Swim in a Pond in the Rain is a deep exploration not just of how great writing works but of how the mind itself works while reading, and of how the reading and writing of stories make genuine connection possible. Saunders greatly admires and loves, and he was helping me to see what he felt the author had accomplished and how the author had accomplished it.

What fiction means in the world and how it connects us, puts us in some “other” person’s shoes, makes us less afraid of some “other” - the humanity of the craft, the masters, and the professor are wonderful.They were nowhere near as scary as I thought they would be (nor as scary as Miss Crawford’s probing tongue). All the same, it’s not an MFA textbook (though highly useful for those who would like to attend or teach in MFA programs), because it’s also intended for a general reader and Saunders skillfully makes his teaching adaptable into the discussion about many aspects in reading this literary form. On the basis of this ending and one more phrase before that, Saunders seems to be reevaluating the whole story. After each, he steps us through how he reads them and how to feel them (not what to feel but what to think about), figure out what the authors are doing, what they might have done differently, and why the stories work just as they are. find new paths for the story form to go down; to make stories that are as powerful as these Russian stories but that, in their voice and form and concerns, are new, meaning that they respond to the things history has given us to know about life on earth in the years since these Russians were here….

Nonetheless, as he points out, “even in English, shorn of those delights, they have worlds to teach us. Quizá yo sea la excepción que confirma la regla, pero la verdad es que nunca he sentido la menor inclinación por la escritura, del mismo modo en que disfruto comiendo, pero huyo de la cocina siempre que puedo.

When he talks about it, about the act of writing, as opposed to the art, you get the sense that he's given himself to it. Uno pensaría que cualquier lector empedernido, como es mi caso, es, en mayor o menor medida, un aspirante a escritor. Either way, reading this book gave me a bit of hope during some really trying times, and if for no other reason than that, I highly recommend this. Even as implores his friends to be good, he indulges in a transcendent swim in a pond, admires the beautiful servant girl (Saunders rightfully notes that every mention of her involves some reference to her beauty with words like “beautiful,” “soft,” “delicate,” and “pretty”), enjoys the delicious food, and delights in the warm shelter his friend provides.

I, for example, very much disagreed that Turgenev’s “The Singers” was about the contrast between the manipulative pragmatism of technical proficiency and raw emotional expressions.Una gran historia cumple con las expectativas creadas, pero nunca de la manera más directa y previsible; eso defraudaría al lector. From the New York Times- bestselling, Booker Prize-winning author of Lincoln in the Bardo and Tenth of December comes a literary master class on what makes great stories work and what they can tell us about ourselves - and our world today. In each of the seven stories he dissects, Saunders walks us through their technique while giving us a generous helping of his own thoughts on life, literature and the way those two interact in our reading minds. Saunders himself notes later in his reading the accidental nature of happiness: “Happiness is a gift, a conditional gift.

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