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From Thoreau to Kerouac, American literature has often depicted a quest for self-realisation and transcendence. In this course, we will consider how contemporary writers have continued this American tradition through an exploration of George Saunders’s Booker-winning novel Lincoln in the Bardo and Barbara Ehrenreich’s memoir Living with a Wild God.


Course dates

09 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

25 Jun 2018


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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