Course Title: A Guided Reading of Doctor Zhivago, Master and Margarita, and the poems of Anna Akhmatova.
Instructor: Dr. Jeffrey Brooks
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March 27, 2024 - May 01, 2024 (6 Sessions)
Wednesday, 6PM ET
Virtual via Zoom
Course Description: This course offers a guided Reading of Doctor Zhivago, Master and Margarita, and the poems of Anna Akhmatova. Boris Pasternak and Mikhail Bulgakov wrote two of the greatest Soviet novels. Their themes are love and loss under the Leninist-Stalinist state. Pasternak personalized the suffocation of emotion and creative expression, whereas Bulgakov brought the Devil and his entourage to Moscow to demonstrate the eternal nature of evil. The final class is dedicated to Akhmatova, the greatest poet of the era, who drew on her own experiences of persecution and suffering to write in praise of joy and courage. The online sessions will clarify any confusion about the characters, fill in the context, and share views about the material.
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