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Posts Tagged ‘Allan Gurganus’

Essays |

Subject Position as Craft Tool: An Investigation (Part I: Gurganus’s “Blessed Assurance”)

“The focus here isn’t on point of view, but on positioning: a way of thinking about who a character is as well as who they are in relation to the others in the world of the story.” In part I of this essay on subject position in fiction, Leah De Forest explores Allan Gurganus’s “Blessed Assurance.”

Interviews |

The Landscape of Fiction: An interview with Allan Gurganus

Dana Kletter sits down to talk with famed fiction writer Allan Gurganus. Their conversation ranges from sexuality to southerness, from his affinity for the 19th century to how reading the work of fellow writers can be a shaping force in one’s fiction, from gardening between paragraphs to Halloween political activism, and plenty more about teaching and the craft of writing.