5 Fridays 1-3 pm, October 8-November 5
OF RUSSIAN SHORT FICTION
In this course, as we
read and discuss the world-famous works of Russian short fiction, we will
examine the core issues they address: love, death, aspirations, the
understanding of self, faith, and the quest for the meaning of life.
Concurrently, in order to give context and additional meaning, we will set
these texts in their historical and cultural context by discussing the history
of the period in which they were written. Proposed authors are: Pushkin, Gogol,
Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Turgenev and Chekhov. Please refer to the website
www.slavdom.com for updates on the course material.
“The Queen of Spades” and Lermontov, “Bela”
“The Nose” and “The Overcoat”
“The Death of Ivan Ilych”
“The Strange Story,” Dostoevsky, “A
Chekhov, “The Man in a Case,” “Gooseberries,” “About Love” and "The Lady with the Dog"
Pushkin’s The Queen of Spades http://home.freeuk.net/russica2/books/pushk/spads/spads.html
Lermontov’s Bela http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/myl/hero.htm
Gogol’s The Overcoat/The Cloak http://ebooks.adelaide.edu.au/g/gogol/nikolai/g61cl/
Gogol’s The Nose http://42opus.com/v4n3/thenose
Turgenev’s A Strange Story http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/21241/
Tolstoy’s Death of Ivan Ilych http://www.online-literature.com/tolstoy/death-of-ivan-ilych/
Dostoevsky's A Gentle Spirit http://www.online-literature.com/dostoevsky/gentle-spirit/
Chekhov’s Trilogy: Gooseberries http://chekhov2.tripod.com/190.htm, About Love http://chekhov2.tripod.com/191.htm, The Man in a Case http://chekhov2.tripod.com/189.htm and The Lady with the Dog http://chekhov2.tripod.com/197.htm