Courses of Study 2017-2018 
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Courses of Study 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RUSSL 3341 - Short Russian Fiction (The Nineteenth Century)

(HB) (LA-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

N. Pollak.

The nineteenth century Russian novel had its beginnings in a period of short fiction; it ended in another one.  When Tolstoy was preparing to write Anna Karenina, he reread Pushkin’s tales.  Dostoevsky’s characters have roots in Lermontov’s fiction.  The Russian novelists also wrote short works.  This course focuses on the stories and tales of Pushkin, Lermontov, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, and others.  It covers the nineteenth century and extends a decade or two in either direction, to the early years of modern Russian fiction in the late eighteenth century and to the final pre-revolutionary years in the early twentieth century.

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