"A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Readering, and Life," George Saunders
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Oct 28, 2022 4:34 PM EDT
This is such a marvelous book showing how the best literature gradually unfolds building layers of complexity that have everything to do with not settling for trite, one dimensional characterization. The stories by the Russian master he includes are such engaging models and by the end you realize Saunders is telling us the best writing is that which humanizes, captures the complexities of people.