Russian Short Stories

GENINT 711.370

Osher (50+). In this course, we read and discuss Russian literature from the early 19th century to the fall of the Soviet Union.

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Remote Instruction
Starting at $135.00
As few as 10 weeks
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About this course:

During the period beginning with the reign of the Tsars in the early 19th century to the collapse of the Soviet Union, literary themes reflected reactions to the cruelty of the bourgeoisie, the bureaucracy of communism, or the torture of the prison camps. In this course, we read stories by acknowledged masters of Russian literature—Pushkin, Turgenev, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Solzhenitsyn—and tales by long-suppressed figures such as the subversive Kryzhizanowsky and the surrealist Shalamov. Additionally, we explore stories that reflect Kharms’s dark absurdism, Teffi’s subtle evocation of human stupidity, and Zoshchenko’s satirical vignettes of everyday life in the decade after the 1917 Revolution.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Available
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Sunday 12:00PM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
Location: Remote Learning
Instructor: Leonard Koff
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Fee:
$135.00
30 days left. Enroll by Jun 28, 2020
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Notes

No meetings July 5; August 2, 2020. Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.

You must be a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course. To become a member, proceed with enrolling in an OLLI course and you will be prompted to purchase a membership during checkout. For more information about OLLI, visit the Osher website.

 

Refund Deadline
No refunds after July 06, 2020
Course Requirements
(Optional) Russian Short Stories from Pushkin to Buida by Robert Chandler
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Sun Jun 28, 2020
12:00PM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
Remote Learning
Lecture
Sun Jul 12, 2020
12:00PM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
Remote Learning
Lecture
Sun Jul 19, 2020
12:00PM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
Remote Learning
Lecture
Sun Jul 26, 2020
12:00PM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
Remote Learning
Lecture
Sun Aug 9, 2020
12:00PM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
Remote Learning
Lecture
Sun Aug 16, 2020
12:00PM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
Remote Learning
Lecture
Sun Aug 23, 2020
12:00PM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
Remote Learning
Lecture
Sun Aug 30, 2020
12:00PM PDT - 2:00PM PDT
Remote Learning

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