A. Course texts, required. Bookstore in Lampert Building, corner of Snelling & Grand.
  • From Karamzin to Bunin: An Anthology of Russian Short Stories, ed. C. Proffer, Bloomington, Indiana U Press. Short stories to be read intermittently throughout the course.
  • Lermontov, M., A Hero of Our Time . Tr. by Vl. and D. Nabokov, Ann Arbor, Ardis
  • Pushkin, A. S., Eugene Onegin. A Novel in Verse, tr. James Falen, Oxford University Press, 1995 (Get THIS translation, please!)
  • Turgenev, I., Fathers and Sons , tr. M. Katz, Norton--latest ed.
  • Dostoevsky, F., Notes form Underground, tr. M. Katz, Norton
  • Dostoevsky, F., Crime and Punishment, tr. J. Coulson, Oxford UP
  • Tolstoy, L., Anna Karenina, tr. Pevear & Volokhonsky, Penguin


B. Books (RES in schedule)--2-hour reserve

  • Handbook of Russian Literature, ed. V. Terras, Yale U Press, 1985--Your major reference work for biographical and other background information throughout the course. Our library holds two copies of this work, one of which I have placed on Reserve in the library. (PG 2940 H29 1985).

C. Full references for some of our class readings

  • Hammarberg, Gitta, "Poor Liza, Poor Erast, Lucky narrator," Slavic and East European Journal 31, 3 (1987): 305-21
  • Lermontov, Mikhail, "The Demon," Major Poetical Works, tr. Anatoly Liberman, Minneapolis, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1983, pp. 355-413 (alternate pp. only) PG3337.L4 A253 1983
  • "Translator's Preface" to Pushkin, A.S. Eugene Onegin, tr. by Douglas Hofstadter, New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, c1999, pp. ix-xli. PG3347 .E8 1999
  • Scotto, Peter, "Prisoners of the Caucasus: Ideologies of Imperialism in Lermontov's 'Bela'," in PMLA 107, 2 (March 1992): 246-60
  • Gogol "The Nose" in Gogol', N. Tales of Good and Evil, Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1957. PG3333 .A15 1957
  • Eikhenbaum, Boris, "How Gogol's 'Overcoat' is Made" Trahan, E. Gogol's Overcoat, Ann Arbor, MI : Ardis Publishers, l982. PG3332.S53 G6
  • Durova, Nadezhda, biography and excerpts from The Cavalry Maiden, in Russian Women Writers, ed. Christine Tomei, Vol. I, New York, Garland Publishing. pp.61-70, NOTE: This book is in the Reference section of the library: PG3203.W64R868 1999 v. 1
  • Maria Zhukova, biography and excerpt from "My Acquaintances from Kursk," pp.183-98 in the same anthology
  • Nadezhda Khvoshchinskaia, biography and "After the Flood," pp.261-83 in the same anthology
  • Lidiia Zinov'eva-Annibal, biography and "The Head of the Medusa," pp.443-57 in the same anthology
  • Chekhov: The Seagull , The Plays of Anton Chekhov, New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1997. PG3456.A19 S36 1997

C. Recommended general literary background sources (on 2-hour reserve in the library)

  • Proffer, C. and Ronald Meyer, Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in English. A Bibliography of Criticism and Translations, Ann Arbor, Ardis,1990. PG3012 .P76 1990
  • Terras, Victor, A History of Russian Literature, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1991 (PG 2950 T43 1991)
  • The Cambridge History of Russian Literature, ed. Charles Moser. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1989 (PG 2951 C36 1989)
  • Mirsky, D. S., A History of Russian Literature: From its Beginnings to 1900. New York, Vintage, 1958 (PG 2951 M492 1958x)
  • Lantz, Kenneth, The Dostoevsky Encyclopedia, Westport, Conn, Greenwood Press, 2004. PG3328.A09 L36 2004
  • Emerson, Caryl, The Cambridge Introduction to Russian Literature. New York, Cambridge University Press, 2008. PG2951 E47 2008

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