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Translating Music

Translating Music Description:

The first volume in the series is by one of the most renowned contemporary translators into English He discusses his recent experience of translating Tolstoy s i War and Peace i and offers alongside his illuminating essay a wonderful rendition of Pushkin s long poem i The Tale of the Preacher and His Man Bumpkin i The poem is printed in Russian and English and is accompanied by drawings by Pushkin himself br

Rating: 3.43 out of 5

The Gods

The Gods Description:

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Rating: 3.80 out of 5

Our King Has Horns!

Our King Has Horns! Description:

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Rating: 3.44 out of 5

Night Talk and Other Poems

Night Talk and Other Poems Description:

br The first thing I recognize as the beginning of a poem writes Richard Pevear is a distinct rhythm not only of stress but of movement Once I hear it I can find words for it But the essential thing finally is simultaneity the completion of a shape a thought an emotion a figure all at the same time The Trojan War the figures of Greek tragedy certain elements of the Gospels the stories of Malory are parts of my personal language br Originally published in br The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print on demand technology to again make available previously out of print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in br

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

Mister Cat-and-a-Half

Mister Cat-and-a-Half Description:

A cat with a reputation for being fierce is invited to dinner by the forest animals where a chain of accidents ensures the continuation of this erroneous belief Illustrated by Robert Rayevsky

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov Description:

The award winning translation of Dostoevsky s last and greatest novel br br i The Brothers Karamazov i is a passionate philosophical novel set in th century Russia that enters deeply into the ethical debates of God free will and morality It is a spiritual drama of moral struggles concerning faith doubt and reason set against a modernizing Russia

Rating: 3.75 out of 5


Demons Description:

Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horrified Russians in Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a novel pamphlet in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of ideology and murder in pre revolutionary Russia br penguinrandomhouse com

Rating: 3.42 out of 5

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment Description:

With the same suppleness energy and range of voices that won their translation of The Brothers Karamazov the PEN Book of the Month Club Prize Pevear and Volokhonsky offer a brilliant translation of Dostoevsky s classic novel that presents a clear insight into this astounding psychological thriller The best translation currently available Washington Post Book World

Rating: 3.52 out of 5

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina Description:

Everything is finished I have nothing but you now Remember that br br Anna Karenina seems to have everything beauty wealth popularity and an adored son But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike and soon brings jealously and bitterness in its wake Contrasting with this tale of love and self destruction is the vividly observed story of Levin a man striving to find contentment and a meaning to his life and also a self portrait of Tolstoy himself

Rating: 3.40 out of 5

The Idiot

The Idiot Description:

Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky s masterful translation of b The Idiot b is destined to stand with their versions of b Crime and Punishment The Brothers Karamazov b i i and b Demons b as the definitive Dostoevsky in English br br After his great portrayal of a guilty man in b Crime and Punishment b i i Dostoevsky set out in b The Idiot b to portray a man of pure innocence The twenty six year old Prince Myshkin following a stay of several years in a Swiss sanatorium returns to Russia to collect an inheritance and be among people Even before he reaches home he meets the dark Rogozhin a rich merchant s son whose obsession with the beautiful Nastasya Filippovna eventually draws all three of them into a tragic denouement In Petersburg the prince finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with money power and manipulation Scandal escalates to murder as Dostoevsky traces the surprising effect of this positively beautiful man on the people around him leading to a final scene that is one of the most powerful in all of world literature

Rating: 3.59 out of 5