Modern Short Fiction of the Non-Western World A Syllabus by Dr. J. Neil C.

Garcia, UP Diliman
Objectives of the course: 1. To introduce students to the elements of fiction as they may be found in a selection of short stories and novels coming from the non-Western world. 2. To teach students how to appreciate the thematic and formal qualities of modern non-Western fiction. 3. To teach students to make informed and incisive analyses of individual works as well as to come up with sytheses for each regional literature. 4. To let students see the relationship between modes of a story-telling and historical and social contexts. The Reading of Fiction 1. 2. 3. 4. Stories and Meaning Allegory and Symbolism Style Reading Fiction Responsibly

Reference: An Introduction to Literature: Fiction, Poetry, Drama. Edited by Sylvan Barnet et al. A Selection of Stories East Asia China/Taiwan: “My Old Home” by Lu Xun “A Certain Night” by Ding Ling “The Chignon” by Chi Chun “What’s in a Name?” by Jailin Peng Korea: “Wings” by Yi Sang “Cranes” by Hwang Sunwon Japan: “The Tattooer” by Tanizaki Junichiro “In a Grove” by Akutagawa Ryunosuke “The Silver Fifty-Sen Pieces” by Kawabata Yasunari “Boxcar of Chrysanthemums” by Euchi Fumiko South/Southeast Asia India: “Trail of the Green Blazer” by RK Narayan

“Companions” by Raja Rao “The Weeds” by Amrita Pritam “Dhowli” by Mahasweti Devi “A Devoted Son” by Anita Desai “An Iff and a Butt” by Salman Rushdie Pakistan: “The Dog of Titwal” by Saadat Hasan Manto “The Wagon” by Kalida Asghar Indonesia: “Harimau” by Mochtar Lubis “Inem” by Pramoedya Toer Malaysia/Singapore: “Ah Bah’s Money” by Catherine Lim Australia: “Arthur Corunna’s Story” by Sally Morgan New Zealand: “It Used to be Green Once” by Patricia Grace Middle East Iran: “Seeking Absolution” by Sadiq Hidayat Israel: “Our Secret” by Isabel Allende Iraq: “Clocks Like Horses” by Mohammed Khudazyir Yemen: “Abu Rubbiya” by Muhammed Abd Al-Wali Africa Egypt: “Half a Day” by Naguib Mafouz “She has no place in Paradise” by Nawal El Saadawi

Kenya: “Wedding at the Cross” by Ngugi Wa Thiong’o “The Rain Came” by Grace Ogot Nigeria: “The Madman” by Chinua Achebe Senegal: “The March of Women” by Sembene Ousmane Ghana: “New Life at Kyerefaso” by Efna Sutherland South Africa: “Good Climate, Friendly Inhabitants” by Nadine Gordimer “The Collector of Treasures” by Bessie Head Zimbabwe: “Shadows on the Wall” by Charles Mungoshi Latin America and the Carribean Chile: “The Sky, Sea and Earth” by Maria Luisa Bombal Argentina: “The Gospel According to St. Mark” by Jorge Luis Borges “Our Demeanor at Wakes” by Julio Cortazar Peru: “A Shadow of Gnats” by Mario Vargas Llosa Colombia: “The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez Mexico: “Chac-Mool” by Carlos Fuentes Brazil: “Brief Flower” by Neolida Pinon “Of Dice and Unshakable Principles” by Jorge Amado

Trinidad: “My Aunt Gold Teeth” by VS Naipaul Cuba: “Like the Night” by Alejo Carpentier Reference: Modern Literature of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters are Born. Edited by Jayana Clark and Ruth Seigel

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