Monthly Archives: December 2012

Fourth Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story January reading: “The Noble Truths of Suffering” by Aleksandar Hemon “Short story about a Bosnian man’s encounter with a famous American novelist in Sarajevo. The American Ambassador’s house … Continue reading

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“Luda and Milena”, by Lara Vapnyar

Our reading for December, Lara Vapnyar’s “Luda and Milena”, is formally, linguistically and thematically simpler than the previous two we have discussed, yet it is an extraordinary short story that should not be dismissed on the basis of its simplicity. … Continue reading

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Third Reading for Cycle 2012-2013

Cycle: Other Voices and Other Cultures in the Contemporary American Short Story December reading: “Luda and Milena” by Lara Vapnyar “Short story about two older Russian women, Luda and Milena, competing for the attention of Aron, a man they meet in … Continue reading

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