Light in August

Annie Dillard once claimed that by closely studying the narrative structure of Faulkner’s Light in August one could learn all one needs to know about how time and perspective work in modernist novels. To achieve that understanding, one must pore over every shift in scene, tense, and point of view. This four-week reading class is for those who want to make the time to learn what Light in August has to teach—about race relations in the interwar South, about bootlegging, about light, about August, and about the craft of novel-writing.

Meets: Saturday, July 13, 2013 – Saturday, August 3, 2013
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Richard Hugo House

General: $165.00
Members of Hugo House: $148.50

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Required Readings

Week 1

Chapters 1-5

Week 2

Chapters 6-10

Week 3

Chapters 11-15

Week 4

Chapters 16-21


To come…

(discussion questions will be posted here a few days before each meeting)