Dostoevsky (in Translation)
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RUSS 021. Dostoevsky (in Translation)


(Cross-listed as LITR 021R )
Writer, gambler, publicist, and visionary Fedor Dostoevsky is one of the great writers of the modern age. His work influenced Nietzsche, Freud, Woolf, and others and continues to exert a profound influence on thought in our own society to the present. Dostoevsky confronts the “accursed questions” of truth, justice, and free will set against the darkest examples of human suffering: murder, suicide, poverty, addiction, and obsession. Students will consider artistic, philosophical, and social questions through texts from throughout Dostoevsky’s career. Students with knowledge of Russian may read some or all of the works in the original.
Humanities.
1 credit.
Catalog chapter: Modern Languages and Literatures: Russian  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/russian


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