Anna Karenina and Doctor Zhivago: two poetics of love compared
The course aims at extending and deepening the knowledge of the Russian Literature of the 19th - 20th Century through the analysis of some major works, using the main critical methodologies.
The main purpose of the course is to deepen the knowledge of these two novels by developing a strategy of comparing the two works , theirs two authors ( L. Tolstoy and B. Pasternak ), two periods of Russian culture, two philosophies of life and the two ways of describing love .
For the oral examination will be required: knowledge of the two novels and the issues covered during the lectures, application of the comparative method, presentation of secondary literature about Tolstoy, Pasternak and love .
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