*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Tolstoy's Shorter Fiction

The author of War and Peace and Anna Karenina was a master of the novella form, as well, and used it to focus his laser-like intelligence on political, social, and moral problems. The Kreutzer Sonata takes a depth plunge into gender relations and the battle of the sexes, with radical views on both feminist aspiration and male privilege. Hadji Murad is a pointed critique of Russian Christian imperialism set in Muslim Chechnya. The Death of Ivan Ilych is an unflinching look at the biggest existential question of all.
Note: This course does not meet on Thursday, March 22.

Instructor Bio:

Stephen Kennamer is a lifelong educator in the humanities who has taught OLLI courses on the anthropology of evil, the existence of moral truth, the philosophy of Robert Pirsig, Greek drama, Freudianism as a gnostic religion, the poetry of Emily Dickinson and John Keats, the novels of Jane Austen, and the meaning of music.

Recommended Reading:

Tolstoy, Leo. The Kreutzer Sonata, 2003. Tolstoy, Leo. Hadji Murad, 2006. Tolstoy, Leo. The Death of Ivan Ilych, 2008.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A606 Stephen Kennamer Feb 22, Mar 1, 8, 15, 29, Apr 5 Th 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The R. R. Smith Center A

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