Minor in Russian Studies - Dostoevsky and Western Literature RUSN 2760   Dostoevsky and Western Literature
Conducted in English. With all his love for Russia, Dostoevsky treasured the West and its literature. It is impossible to understand Dostoevsky and his main novels, including The Idiot and The Devils without Hamlet by Shakespeare, Don Quixote by Cervantes, Faust by Goethe, some plays by F. Schiller, etc. The course traces the influence of Western ideas on Dostoevsky and his influence on such Western thinkers as Nietzsche and Freud.
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