Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (by February 10): $160
Regular Price (after February 10): $176
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
Reading Peter Carson’s superb new translation of Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilych, together with his autobiographical Confession, and later Master and Man, we will examine the author’s lifelong quest for the secrets of human existence. Distinguished by vitality and philosophical inquiry, these works present Tolstoy as a philosopher and an artist. Readings will be supplemented by biographical, historical, and critical information and episodes from notable film adaptations. Four sessions.
Julia Kriventsova Denne studied literature at St. Petersburg University, Russia and teaches Russian literature in the Chicago area.
The Death of Ivan Ilych and Confession by Leo Tolstoy translated by Peter Carson with introduction by Mary Beard, Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2014. ISBN-13: 978-0871402998
Great Short Works of Leo Tolstoy, Harper Perennial, 2004. ISBN-13: 978-0060586973
- Please read The Death of Ivan Ilych for the first class.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.