Category Archives: Intro

E.B. White, Essayist

I took a grad-level class in the essay in my final semester as an undergraduate, and it was the best class I took. It was the class that absolutely convinced me I wanted to go to graduate school — a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Walter Mitty and his secrets

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” by James Thurber is the first piece of short fiction that I teach in my Intro to Fiction course. It’s a good place to start, I think, because it’s a piece that has both … Continue reading

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