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The Central and East European Novel
RUSS 255 SP
This course presents a survey of 20th-century prose fiction of Eastern and Central Europe, with an emphasis on the Czech novel. Some of the questions we will explore are the impact of World War II and its displacement
devastation on Eastern and Central European literature; the relation of Eastern and Central European writers to Communism and Soviet domination; the idea of Central Europe as a shaping force in literary identity; and
relation of Eastern and Central European literature to the Western and Russian literary traditions, especially the avant-garde.
Miroslav Krleza, ON THE EDGE OF REASON
Joseph Roth, THE RADETZKY MARCH
Jaroslav Hasek, GOOD SOLDIER SVEJK
Ismail Kadare, THE PALACE OF DREAMS
Sholem Aleichem, TEVYE THE DAIRYMAN
Bohumil Hrabal, CLOSELY
WATCHED TRAINS; I SERVED THE KING OF
Tadeusz Borowski, "This Way to the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen"
Milan Kundera, THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING
Witold Gombrowicz, TRANS-ATLANTYK
Dubravka Ugresic, STEFFLE SPECK IN THE JAWS OF LIFE;
LIFE IS A FAIRY TALE
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Three papers (5-7 pp.) Frequent short papers. Oral presentation.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Conducted in English. Attendance and participation are required.
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- Instructor(s): Fusso,Susanne Grace
- Times: .M.W... 02:40PM-04:00PM; Location: FISK413;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 25)
- SR. major: 4 Jr. major: 4
- SR. non-major: 4 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 4 FR: 4
- Curricular Renewal: Speaking
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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