Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by May 19): $170
Regular Price (after May 19): $187
In contrast to Tolstoy’s and Dostoevsky’s moral clarity, Chekhov withholds judgment. While Chekhov may seem the most accessible of all Russian authors, his subtlety, understatement, and irony make him an elusive writer. We will focus on close analysis of Chekhov’s short masterpieces; readings will be supplemented by biographical, historical, critical information, and episodes from notable film adaptations provided by the leader. Please read “Anna on the Neck,” “Kashtanka,” and “The Grasshopper” for the first session. Five sessions.
Julia Kriventsova Denne studied literature at St. Petersburg University, Russia and teaches Russian literature in the Chicago area.
All the stories we will be reading are available in the public domain here: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/
The seminar leader will provide the participants with different translations of several stories.
- Anton Chekhov’s Selected Stories selected and edited by Cathy Popkin, A Norton Critical Edition, 2014. ISBN-10: 0393925307, ISBN-13: 978-0393925302
Reading are available at: http://www.eldritchpress.org/ac/jr/
Please read “Anna on the Neck,” “Kashtanka,” and “The Grasshopper” for the first session.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.