Introduction to Fiction

Painting of a woman wearing an ermine-trimmed robe, writing at a desk.

Johannes Vermeer, A Lady Writing, c. 1665. (Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Art.)


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Spring 2002



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Course Description

This course investigates the uses and boundaries of fiction in a range of novels and narrative styles, traditional and innovative, western and non-western, and raises questions about the pleasures and meanings of verbal texts in different cultures, times, and forms.

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Elizabeth Fox, and Howard Eiland. 21L.003 Introduction to Fiction. Spring 2002. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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