Tolstoy’s Family Happiness and Anna Karenina

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Led by Julia Kriventsova Denne

Two sections to choose from:

Saturdays, 10 am – Noon
September 29 – December 8 (class will not meet November 24)
Ten sessions, $210

Saturdays, 1 – 3 pm
September 29 – December 8 (class will not meet November 24)
Ten sessions, $210

How does Tolstoy narrow the gap between literature and life? We will move from the early and delicate Family Happiness to the intense world of Anna Karenina, examining Tolstoy’s poetics, key themes, and philosophical perspectives on family mores. The texts will be supplemented with biographical, historical, and critical material provided by the instructor. Please read Family Happiness for the first meeting.

Julia Kriventsova Denne studied literature at St. Petersburg University, Russia, and teaches Russian literature in the Chicago area.

Materials List
Required:
Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina, trans. by Constance Garnett. Revised by Leonard J. Kent and Nina Berberova. The Modern Library Classics, 2000. ISBN: 067978330-X
One of the two texts listed below:
Tolstoy, Leo. Collected Shorter Fiction, Vol. 1. Everyman’s Library, 2001. ISBN: 978- 0375411724
Tolstoy, Leo. Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy. Harper Perennial Modern Classics, 2004. ISBN: 978-0060586973

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and registration information: 

Ten sessions, $210
The morning session is full and registration is closed.
Register online for the afternoon session