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Classics of Russian literature

Author: Irwin Weil; Teaching Company.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : The Teaching Co., [2006]
Series: Great courses (Compact disc)
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thirty six lectures by Irwin Weil, of Northwestern University, exploring the history of Russian literature from its origins through the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Compact discs
Audiobooks
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Talking books
Talking books, Unabridged
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irwin Weil; Teaching Company.
ISBN: 1598031856 9781598031850
OCLC Number: 70700252
Notes: Compact discs.
Performer(s): Irwin Weil, lecturer.
Description: 18 audio discs (1080 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 3 course guidebooks (60, 64, 68 pages ; 22 cm).
Details: Compact discs.
Contents: pt. 1. Lecture 1. Origins of Russian literature --
Lecture 2. The Church and the folk in Old Kiev --
Lecture 3. Aleksandr Sergeevich Pushkin, 1799-1837 --
Lecture 4. Exile, rustic seclusion, and Onegin --
Lecture 5. December's uprising and two poets meet --
Lecture 6. A poet contrasts talent versus mediocrity --
Lecture 7. St. Petersburg glorified and death embraced --
Lecture 8. Nikolai Vasil'evich Gogol', 1809-1852 --
Lecture 9. Russian grotesque, overcoats to dead souls --
Lecture 10. Fedor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, 1821-1881 --
Lecture 11. Near mortality, prison, and an underground --
Lecture 12. Second wife and a great crime novel begins. pt. 2. Lecture 13. Inside the troubled mind of a criminal --
Lecture 14. The generation of the Karamazovs --
Lecture 15. The novelistic presence of Christ and Satan --
Lecture 16. Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy, 1828-1910 --
Lecture 17. Tale of two cities and a country home --
Lecture 18. Family life meets military life --
Lecture 19. Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord --
Lecture 20. Family life makes a comeback --
Lecture 21. Tolstoy the preacher --
Lecture 22. Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev, 1818-1883 --
Lecture 23. The stresses between two generations --
Lecture 24. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, 1860-1904. pt. 3. Lecture 25. M. Gorky (Aleksei M. Peshkov), 1868-1936 --
Lecture 26. Literature and revolution --
Lecture 27. The Tribune : Vladimir Maiakovsky, 1893-1930 --
Lecture 28. The revolution makes a U-turn --
Lecture 29. Mikhail Aleksandrovich Sholokhov, 1905-1984 --
Lecture 30. Revolutions and civil war --
Lecture 31. Mikhail Mikhailovich Zoshchenko, 1895-1958 --
Lecture 32. Among the godless : religion and family life --
Lecture 33. Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, 1890-1960 --
Lecture 34. The poet in and beyond society --
Lecture 35. Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn, born 1918 --
Lecture 36. The many colors of Russian literature.
Series Title: Great courses (Compact disc)
Responsibility: Irwin Weil.

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Thirty six lectures by Irwin Weil, of Northwestern University, exploring the history of Russian literature from its origins through the twentieth century.

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