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2018-2019 Catalogue 
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RUSS 25001 - Men Writing Women

Course Credit: 1
MEN WRITING WOMEN. RUSSIAN LITERATURE IN THE AGE OF DOSTOEVSKY AND TOLSTOY 19th-century Russia exploded with literary activity. It generated some of the greatest masterpieces world literature has witnessed. This course will examine the most prominent authors of the period: Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev and Chekhov. They celebrate and satirize the elite’s worldly and intellectual pursuits, and lovingly bemoan the simplicity of provincial life. They glorify monarchs while inspiring revolutions. They expose crushing bureaucracy, yet search for redemption in prostitutes’ quarters. Looking for love, their characters find both life and death. Taught in English. [AH, C]