In the acclaimed novel Dr. Zhivago, a young poet-doctor is torn between his love for the devoted Tanya and sensual Lara during the Russian Revolution. Facing innumerable obstacles, he struggles to maintain a personal life, during a time in which the political is all that’s supposed to matter. Reading approximately 90 pages of this beloved classic, you can count on participating in stimulating class discussions, learning historical background, and viewing video clips from two Dr. Zhivago films. Please read part one and two of book one before the first class. Recommended: Pevear and Volkhonsky’s contemporary translation. Course will be online, via Zoom.
Tracy Marks, M.A. has taught continuing ed courses for 39 years, and specializes in literature, poetry writing, personal growth, Photoshop and eBay courses.