We will take a sweeping journey through Russian literature and culture (including music and the visual arts) from the 1960s to the present. Authors include Venedikt Erofeyev, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Yurii Trifonov, Sasha Sokolov, Viktor Pelevin, Vladimir Sorokin, Tatyana Tolstaya and Lyudmilla Petrushevskaya. Lectures and discussion will focus on important literary texts of the 20th/21st centuries, relevant films, music and paintings, as well as impart vital information to aid your appreciation of this literature.
Covers Russian literature of the post-Soviet period. In English.