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An Introduction to Russian Literature

Year: 1985, 54 mins
Code: GA-Rus

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Excerpts from Russian fiction, theatre and biography augment historical background to create a portrait of Russian social and literary development in the 19th and 20th centuries. This discussion is illuminated by photography, Russian art and sculpture. The program traces early 19th century Russian history and culture through Pushkin and Gogol. Profound changes in 19th century Russain life are reflected in excerpts from the works of Turgenev, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky and Yarmolinsky. Students see the 20th century unfold through excerpts from Pasternak, Sholokhov and Solzhenitsyn. 

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