Spring 2013 Survey of Russian Literature From Dostoevsky to Nabokov
Russian, as RUSS-212
Formerly listed as: RUSS-22
Faculty Stanley J. Rabinowitz (Section 01) Description
An examination of major Russian writers and literary trends from about 1860 to the Bolshevik Revolution as well as a sampling of Russian émigré literature through a reading of representative novels, stories, and plays in translation. Readings include important works by Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Gorky, Sologub, Bely, and Nabokov. The evaluation of recurring themes such as the breakdown of the family, the “woman question,” madness, attitudes toward the city, childhood and perception of youth. Conducted in English.
Spring semester. Professor Rabinowitz.
Cost: $5.00 ? Course times and locations RUSS 212 - L/D Section 01 M 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM CONV 108 W 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM CONV 108 F 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM CONV 108 Textbooks
Below are the textbooks used in this course, along with pricing information and availability at local bookstores. The price range shown is based upon queries to multiple online booksellers; roll your mouse over the price field to see detailed pricing information.
ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
9780140150353 The portable Chekhov Harmondsworth, Eng. : Penguin Books, c1975, 1979 printing. edited, and with an introd. by Avrahm Yarmolinsky Amherst Books $18.00
9780140182859 My childhood Harmondsworth : Penguin Books, 1966. Maxim Gorky; translated with an introduction by Ronald Wilks Amherst Books $15.00
9780140442526 Notes from underground London ; Penguin Books, 1972. Fyodor Dostoyevsky; translated with an introd. by Jessie Coulson Amherst Books $11.00
9780143035008 Anna Karenina New York : Viking, 2001. Leo Tolstoy; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Amherst Books $17.00
9780253202192 Petersburg Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1978. Andrei Bely [i. e. B. N. Bugaev]; translated, annotated, and introduced by Robert A. Maguire and John E. Malmstad Amherst Books $20.95
9780679725312 Invitation to a beheading New York : Vintage Books, 1989, c1959. Vladimir Nabokov; translated by Dmitri Nabokov in collaboration with the author Amherst Books $14.00
9780679734505 Crime and punishment New York : Vintage Books, 1993. by Fyodor Dostoevsky; translated and annotated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Amherst Books $9.08-$15.95
9780882338088 The petty demon Ann Arbor, Mich. : Ardis, c1983. Fyodor Sologub; translated and introduced by S. D. Cioran, with an appendix and critical articles; edited by Murl Barker Amherst Books $17.95
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