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2018-2019 Catalogue 
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

RUSS 26000 - The Artist & the Tyrant Creating a Perfect World

Course Credit: 1
THE ARTIST AND THE TYRANT Russian literature developed side by side with the myths and horrors of a cataclysmic twentieth century. In this course, we will read some of the most powerful artistic meditations on the collapse of imperial Russia, on the dream and nightmare of the Soviet experiment, and on the search for dignity and meaning in the post-Soviet contemporary world. Authors include Nobel laureates Pasternak, Bunin, Solzhenitsyn and Brodsky. We will also read novels by Bulgakov and Nabokov, short stories from a host of writers from Babel to Petrushevksaya, and some of the major poetry of the era in translation. Taught in English. Spring. [AH, C, W]