Seminar at the Newberry: “Tolstoy’s Family Happiness and Anna Karenina”

Tolstoy’s Family Happiness and Anna Karenina at the Newberry Library in the fall.

Saturdays, 10 am – Noon
September 29 – December 8 (class will not meet November 24)
Ten sessions, $210

Saturdays, 1 – 3 pm
September 29 – December 8 (class will not meet November 24)
Ten sessions, $210

How does Tolstoy narrow the gap between literature and life? We will move from the early and delicate Family Happiness to the intense world of Anna Karenina, examining Tolstoy’s poetics, key themes, and philosophical perspectives on family mores. The texts will be supplemented with biographical, historical, and critical material provided by the instructor. Please read Family Happiness for the first meeting.

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