Library Ed. The Teaching Company 2006
CS ISBN $49.95 Eighteen cassettes
CD ISBN $69.95 Eighteen CDs
DD ISBN $49.95
Professor Weil’s course is exactly what it professes to be--a look at the high points. What an examination it is, though! Weil clearly loves Russia and her literature. From Pushkin to Solzhenitsyn, he examines the major authors, quoting liberally in Russian and English to give a flavor for the texts. His lectures on Pasternak are especially rich. The Pasternak we know as poet and novelist also translated five Shakespearean tragedies. Weil reads most movingly from these translations, even singing beautifully various songs from HAMLET and OTHELLO. If you love Russian literature, this is the place to taste its wealth, beauty, and scope. For a complete package, The Teaching Company also provides helpful outlines of the lectures with complete written transcripts for reference. P.E.F. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC 06/ JAN 07]
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