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Gogol, Bulgakov and Others. Russian Comic Fiction of the 19th and 20th centuries.
RUSS 274
Fall 2006 not offered
Crosslisting: REES 274, COL 274

The humor of any nation is the best guide to its civilization and mentality. Russian comic fiction includes the work of its greatest writers from Nicolai Gogol through Mikhail Bulgakov to the present. The course gives a survey of the best achievements of Russian comic writers over two centuries. The types of humorous perspectives in this fiction range from social satire to existential irony and the comic absurd; all the texts are both funny and bitter, revealing human nature and the human condition.

Reading and discussion will be in English. There are no prerequisites for taking the course.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA RUSS
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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