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Galya Diment
RUSS 523
Seattle Campus

Russian Literature of the Twentieth Century

Survey of twentieth-century Russian poetry and prose. Pre-revolutionary, Soviet, and emigre authors, trends, and genres. Includes survey of twentieth-century literary criticism as well, in particular Russian formalists and Mikhail Bakhtin.

Class description

The course will deal with major Russian and American novels of Vladimir Nabokov: The Defense (or Luzhin's Defense), Despair, Pnin, and Lolita.

There will be a special one-hour session each week for Honors and Grads. Slavic grads should read the two Russian novels on the list in Russian.

For the rest of the description, please see Russ 240.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Galya Diment
Date: 01/23/2014