Thursday, March 28, 2019
Room 348 in the Upper School
Still just a boy and he wrote that — Anton Chekhov
Famous for his poetry at 23, Lermontov published A Hero of Our Time when he was 24. At 26 he was dead. His prose would influence Turgenev’s, Tolstoy’s, and Chekhov’s, and he is credited with introducing the Byronic hero to Russian literature. This novel traces the life of Grigory Alexandrovich Perchorin, a dashing young officer serving in the Caucasus, a “superfluous man” of profound contradictions. Paul Foote, our translator, notes that A Hero of Our Time “has been highly rated by generations of readers worldwide” as a “serious socio-historico-psychological novel—and as a cracking good yarn.”
Participants should get the Penguin Classics edition of A Hero of Our Time, translated by Paul Foote. ISBN 978-0-140-44795-8.
Tuition for this one-evening seminar is $25.
Participants: minimum of 10 and maximum of 18.
Note: Class may be cancelled (with a full refund) if enrollment does not meet the minimum.