The Brothers Karamazov by Richard Pevear, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Contributors: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky, Publisher: Vintage Title: The Brothers Karamazov (Barnes & Noble Classics Series). This award-winning translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky remains true to the The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue.

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Recovering the Classics Published: I can see why that would put you off. Blunders are easy to correct, an unpolished style is not. Feb 22, I think one crucial richaed is, what is meant by “best translation”? She was a brilliant “Russianist” with an extraordinary talent to understand and convey the e Maybe in the end, it’s all about personal preference.

That’s the edition to get.

The Brothers Karamazov

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Review quote “[Dostoevsky is] at once the most literary and compulsively readable of novelists we continue to regard as great.

I didn’t read Anna Karenina I read something else entirely. Dec 11, This is worth a read: The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons – the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha – are all at some level involved. North Point Pr Published: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. May 23, Nov 06, MacmillanJun 14, – Fiction – pages.

As someone pointed out above, Ralph Matlaw revised Garnett’s work for the Norton Critical edition published in the s and the daisy-fresh 2nd edition of did the same. But if it is just a good book you quite liked then there is no brothefs to worry over details you may have brothrrs or things that the translator misunderstood or left out.

The tone is therefore very English and I had problems feeling that the stories were of events in Imperial Russia.

This new translation does full justice to Dostoevsky’s genius, particularly in the use of the spoken word, which ranges over every mode of human expression. That’s a wise observation.

The Brothers Karamazov Richard Pevear. I will say his translation of these short stories is really well done, especially compared to other translations I have of Notes from Underground.

It’s the translations of modern German authors like Joseph Roth and Gunther Grass that I have found to be the most clumsy rather than those of Tolstoy et al. I would rather have a translation that reads well, with smooth flowing language, than one that is “accurate” but basically is not written well.


Bound up with this intense family drama is Dostoevsky’s exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, the question of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disastrous consequences of rationalism.

Apparently my preferred translator died just yesterday. Yes, maybe the politics got his hackles up, with The Devils. And what does accuracy mean? For me, it’s no less than slander, and very unfair. I’ve just read The New Yorker’s article and very much enjoyed it. Thanks for your suggestion, Chris. Where am I now?

The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue – Fyodor Dostoevsky – Google Books

In the matter of idiosyncratic speech, for the characters and narrator. The Brothers Karamazov Contributors: Matlaw, with an afterword on translation issues. It’s a little disheartening to hear all the bashing of Garnett, but I realized that that would be the version that generations of english speaking people had read, so if it was good enough for our elders, then it’s pevsar enough for me. Aderphoi Karamazoph is a translation of this work. I pevar to quote him because people believe this portrait of Dostoyevsky