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Fall 2010-2011
* CWR 345 / LAS 375 / SPA 360 (LA)   na, npdf

Special Topics in Creative Writing - Techniques of the Novel

Mario Vargas-Llosa

This course explores the different methods and forms for organizing a novel. It will pay special attention to the following topics: the narrator, time in the novel, points of view, the function of style, what is told?, what is left out?, narrating by eliding, motives, the tale and its autonomy and dependance in relation to context.

Sample reading list:
Mario Vargas Llosa, Cartas a un joven novelista
Alejo Carpentier, El reino de este mundo
Jose Donoso, El lugar sin limites
Julio Cortazar, Rayuela
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Cien anos de soledad

Reading/Writing assignments:
One short story to be discussed in a workshop setting. One final paper on an assigned topic.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 35%
Paper in lieu of Final - 35%
Oral Presentation(s) - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 10%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Open to all students who can read and write in Spanish.

Other information:
Courses conducted in Spanish. Course taught by Mario Vargas Llosa, Distinguished Visitor 2010 in the Program in Latin American Studies.

Website:  http://www.princeton.edu/arts

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
26774 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm M   Robertson Hall   035   Enrolled:22 Limit:25