Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

with Bruce Bigley

Class Description

We will read and discuss The Brothers Karamazov, which many consider Dostoevsky’s greatest novel. On one level, it is a mystery story, so if you know the end, do not reveal it. It is also a penetrating exploration of the characters of the three brothers: the passionate Dmitri, the intellectual Ivan, and the religious Alyosha. I will be reading the translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, the husband-and-wife team that has undertaken with enormous success the retranslation of the classics of Russian fiction. You may use any unabridged translation, although I have been warned against David Magarshak. The other widely available translation is by Constance Garnett, but there are others. This is a long novel, and you are encouraged to get a head start. Try to get 200 pages under your belt by the start of class. ZOOM Thursday: 10:30am - 12:00pm Class Limit: 25

  • Starts Sep 29
  • 40 US dollars
  • Zoom

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Class fees will be refunded 100% if an instructor cancels class or a student drops before the second meeting of the class.

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3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, USA