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RUSS 340 A: Russia's Big Books

Lev Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina"

Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
SMI 211
Joint Sections: 
Galya Diment

Additional Details:

One of the greatest "romances" ever written, Anne Karenina is judged by many to be an unprecedented masterpiece of not only Russian but world literature.  We will explore the historical times during which it appeared and read, among other criticism, Vladiimir Nabokov's delightful take on the novel.  The course will also examine the novel's moral and ideological assumptions and how these reflected the author's views as well as the culture and society around him.

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: 
October 17, 2016 - 12:49pm