RUSSIAN 464 - Tolstoy
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Russian (RUSSIAN)
Department: LSA Slavic Languages & Literatures
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Taught in English.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will cover some of the major works written by Leo Tolstoy throughout his long and extremely productive artistic life — from the 1850s through the beginning of the twentieth century. We will examine his masterpieces in connection with the religious, political, and social phenomena that shaped Russian intellectual life of that period. At the same time we will learn how Tolstoy's writing changed the Russian intellectual landscape. This course will emphasize the main existential problems Tolstoy was deeply interested in, as well as his extraordinary views on literature and fine arts. We also will focus on Tolstoy's artistic devices and narrative means. The course will alternate lectures with discussions of assigned readings. All readings are in English translation. It is designed both for those with general interest in Russian literature, and for those with a specific, scholarly or literary interest in Tolstoy. No prior knowledge of Russian literature and culture is necessary. Evaluation of students' work will be based on essay, final test, and class participation.

RUSSIAN 464 - Tolstoy
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001 (LEC)
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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