Honors | Russian Short Fiction (COLL)
S103 | 22062 | Andrew Durkin


TuTh 4:00-5:15pm

From the beginnings of modern fiction in Russia in the early 1800s,
short works have played a central role in the formation and
development of the literary and cultural tradition, and have also
had considerable influence on writers in other countries, including
England and the US. The course will examine key works of Russian
short fiction from the time of Pushkin (1820s) to end of the 20th
century, including selected stories by Pushkin, Gogol, Turgenev,
Chekhov, Bunin, Nabokov, and others. Selected stories by authors
such as Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Raymond Carver will also be
included as instances of the impact of Russian short fiction on non-
Russian writers.