Short Story International: A Russian Perspective, Part 2

GENINT 741.444

Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss Russian short stories.


About this course:

In this course, we continue our exploration of the short-story genre in Russian literature. The suggested book, Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida, brings together writers who reflect over a century of Russia’s vibrant, diverse short-story tradition and represents a dynamic cross section of Russian society. Their voices resonate through urban, rural and regional landscapes, private and public passions, and dramatic political events. Well-known authors include Mikhail Bulganov (1891-1940), whose remarkable Master and Margarita is considered by many critics as the "first magic realist" novel; and the unflinching Soviet dissident Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), who won the 1970 Nobel Prize for Literature—alongside captivating, contemporary writers whose works broaden our literary horizons. Many stories are translated into English for the first time.

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