Topic/Fiction:Form & Technique
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/21/2020||5/4/2020||W||9:10am - 12:00pm||HS 344|
"Desperately Seeking Style"
On style: Thoreau, as you’d expect, was severe: "Who cares what a man’s style is, so it is intelligible. It is something for use, and not to look at." One can see Henry miffed with Federico Fellini, who said, “It's not what we say but how we say it that matters." This is not the class for Henry, for we will seek to consider how we say it. We will focus on the line and perhaps the paragraph and some master stylists. The secret of the class is stated adroitly by Katherine Ann Porter: "You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being."