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Classics of Russian Literature

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カタログ# : TC2830
カテゴリー : 文学
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監督 : Irwin Well: Northwestern Univ. Harvard Ph.D
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制作国 : USA
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販社 : Teaching Company
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数量   EA

36 X 30分

Russian literature famously probes the depths of the human soul. These 36 half-hour lectures delve into this extraordinary body of work under the guidance of Professor Irwin Weil of Northwestern University, an award-winning teacher at Northwestern University and a legend among educators in the United States and Russia. Professor Weil introduces you to such masterpieces as Tolstoy's War and Peace, Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Gogol's Dead Souls, Chekhov's The Seagull, Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, and many other great novels, stories, plays, and poems by Russian authors. You will study more than 40 works by a dozen writers, from Aleksandr Pushkin in the 19th century to Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in the 20th. You will also investigate the origin of Russian literature itself, which traces to powerful epic poetry and beautiful renderings of the Bible into Slavic during the Middle Ages. All of these works are treated in translation, but Professor Weil does something very unusual for a literature-in-translation course. For almost every passage that he quotes in English, he reads an extract in the original Russian, with a fluent accent and an actor's sense of drama. You may not understand Russian, but there is no mistaking the expressive intonation, rhythm, and feeling with which Professor Weil performs these passages. At one point, reciting verses from Russia's most famous poet, he advises: "Listen to it once as a piece of music, and you will sense the linguistic genius of Pushkin."

36 Lectures
  • 1
    Origins of Russian Literature
  • 2
    The Church and the Folk in Old Kiev
  • 3
    Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, 1799–1837
  • 4
    Exile, Rustic Seclusion, and Onegin
  • 5
    December’s Uprising and Two Poets Meet
  • 6
    A Poet Contrasts Talent versus Mediocrity
  • 7
    St. Petersburg Glorified and Death Embraced
  • 8
    Nikolai Vasil’evich Gogol’, 1809–1852
  • 9
    Russian Grotesque—Overcoats to Dead Souls
  • 10
    Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, 1821–1881
  • 11
    Near Mortality, Prison, and an Underground
  • 12
    Second Wife and a Great Crime Novel Begins
  • 13
    Inside the Troubled Mind of a Criminal
  • 14
    The Generation of the Karamazovs
  • 15
    The Novelistic Presence of Christ and Satan
  • 16
    Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, 1828–1910
  • 17
    Tale of Two Cities and a Country Home
  • 18
    Family Life Meets Military Life
  • 19
    Vengeance Is Mine, Saith the Lord
  • 20
    Family Life Makes a Comeback
  • 21
    Tolstoy the Preacher
  • 22
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, 1818–1883
  • 23
    The Stresses between Two Generations
  • 24
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, 1860–1904
  • 25
    M. Gorky (Aleksei M. Peshkov), 1868–1936
  • 26
    Literature and Revolution
  • 27
    The Tribune—Vladimir Maiakovsky, 1893–1930
  • 28
    The Revolution Makes a U-Turn
  • 29
    Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, 1905–1984
  • 30
    Revolutions and Civil War
  • 31
    Mikhail Mikhailovich Zoshchenko, 1895–1958
  • 32
    Among the Godless—Religion and Family Life
  • 33
    Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, 1890–1960
  • 34
    The Poet In and Beyond Society
  • 35
    Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn, Born 1918
  • 36
    The Many Colors of Russian Literature

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