Ivan Turgenev: Selected Major Works

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Thursdays, 9:30-11:00  6-week course begins 9/17

Of the three great nineteenth-century Russian novelists—Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy—Turgenev was the first to gain recognition outside Russia, and he remained the world’s favorite Russian writer for most of his life. More than any other Russian writer, Turgenev addressed and defined the major Russian social and cultural issues and tendencies of his time. For this course, we will read and discuss three seminal, but (for Russian literature) relatively brief works: Sketches from a Hunter’s Album, First Love, and Fathers and Sons. Required Reading: Ivan Turgenev and Constance Garnett, Sketches from a Hunter’s Album: The Complete Edition Paperback, ISBN 978-1731703828; Ivan Turgenev, First Love and Other Stories (transl. Richard Freeborn), ISBN 978-0199540402; Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons (transl. Constance Garnett), ISBN 978-1420956870.

George Young has taught Russian and comparative literature at Grinnell, Dartmouth, University of New Eng- land, and more recently at OLLI and MSC.

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