Bunin: Mystery of the Russian Soul and Metaphysical Memory
Prose works of Ivan Bunin; emphasis on elements of tragedy, metaphysical representations, phenomenological novel and modernism, synthesis of verbal and visual art forms. Works include The Life of Arsenyer, Village, Sun Stroke, Light Breathing, Grammar of Love, Transformations, Pure Monday, and autobiographical and critical writings. Taught in Russian. Primary readings in Russian; secondary readings in Russian and English. One course.