Spring 2007 not offered
REES 252, COL 262|
The first half of the course reads WAR AND PEACE as a synthesis of narrative models developed by Tolstoy in his earlier writings and as dialogue with other political, philosophical, and literary voices of the 1860's (including Turgenev's and Dostoevsky's). The second half of the course (beginning with ANNA KARENINA and ending with HADZHI MURAD) studies the divergence between Tolstoy-the-thinker and Tolstoy-the-writer in the period 1870-1910.
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|Course Format: Lecture/Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
Tolstoy, CHILDHOOD, THE COSSACKS, WAR AND PEACE (Book 7-First Epilogue), KREUTZER SONATA, THE DEATH OF IVAN ILYCH, HADZHI MURAD, Selected stories and letters.
Chekhov, selected stories, SAKHALIN ISLAND, SEAGULL, UNCLE VANYA, THREE SISTERS, THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Selected letters.
Gorky, REMINISCENCES OF TOLSTOY AND CHEKHOV, LOWER DEPTHS.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Short papers and final exam.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Extensive reading, email exchange of discussion topics, active participation in class discussions.