Well-Placed Words: The Short Fiction of O. Henry (1862-1910)
O. Henry (William Sidney Porter) is most known for his surprise endings. However, O. Henry’s stories prove him a master of dialect and word play, a keen observer of place and a compassionate social critic. We will explore literary, biographical, and historical events that inform the stories.
The stories are widely available on the web, but if you are going to purchase a text, I suggest any of the complete works of O. Henry available in digital or print format
Instructor: Sr. Fran McManus, RSM
Thursdays Oct. 6 to Dec. 1, 2022
(No class Oct. 20 and Nov. 24)