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Swarthmore College    
College Bulletin - Course Catalog 
  
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
College Bulletin - Course Catalog

LITR 021R. Dostoevsky (in Translation)


(Cross-listed as RUSS 021 )
Writer, gambler, publicist, and visionary Fedor Dostoevsky is one of the great writers of the modern age. His work inspired 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: Literatures in Translation  
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/modern-languages-literatures


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