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Episode 365: Early Alice Munro

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This week, we’re continuing our Winter of Wayback trip to 1968 by reading a story, “Boys and Girls,” from Alice Munro’s first story collection. We revisit arguments about Munro’s stories from our grad school years, and consider the unique structure of her stories, which often rely less on plot trajectory than on a kind of synthesis, looking at a character’s life from a variety of angles. Plus: a new game, Munro or No!

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