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RUSS 340 A: Russia's Big Books

Tolstoy's "War and Peace"

Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
CMU 120
Joint Sections: 
ENGL 300 B, HONORS 240 A, CHID 495 A, RUSS 543 A,
Galya Diment

Additional Details:

There is no "bigger" book than Tolstoy's War and Peace, which we will be reading and analyzing in Autumn Quarter 2015.  We will explore the historical times during which it was written as well as the Napoleonic Wars within which Tolstoy places his novel.  The course will also examine the cultural and social milieu that produced the novel and examine critical literature that focuses on it.

Catalog Description: 
Studies one big/epic novel by the titans of Russian literature per quarter. Includes such novels as Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Dostoevsky's Brothers Karamazov, Goncharov's Oblomov, Bulgakov's Master and Margarita, Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, and Nabokov's Ada. All readings are in English. Offered: AWSp.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 3:37pm