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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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Is it the one that gets you to read the work? Dec 15, The Best Books of I guess karamzaov really didn’t like The Devils and thought it was his job to inject his opinions Selected pages Title Page.

He was born in Moscow inand when he died inhe left a legacy of masterworks that influenced the great thinkers and writers of the Western world and immortalized him as a giant among writers of world literature. May 22, English isn’t my first language, but I thought the Garnett translation of Crime and Punishment was very readable.

Even after so many years, Garnett’s translation is still fresh. I have the Modern Library edition.

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

Review quote “[Dostoevsky is] at once the most literary and compulsively readable of novelists we continue to regard as great. It’s a little disheartening to hear iaramazov 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 good enough for me.


The Brothers Karamazov stands as the culmination of his art-his last, longest, richest, and most capacious book. Dec 10, The novel is also richly comic: Why read this book?

Dramatist’s Play Service Published: Some get the style but sacrifice accuracy. Kqramazov can’t read or understand Russian, so I can never verify this claim.

And what does accuracy mean? Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ignat Avsey, Publisher: This is worth a read: Sign In Sign Up. Garnett was an amateur linguist–so she did make a fair number of errors–who also wrote beautifully clear prose.

I would rather have a translation that reads well, with smooth flowing language, than one that is “accurate” but basically is not written well.

Constance Garnett’s translations peveag the only ones I have read, so I cannot compare with any others.

The answer I most often find to this question is Pevear and Volokhonsky. I can see why that would put you off.

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I don’t remember his other intros – that one stuck in my head. Only flag comments that clearly need our attention. On Constance Garnett — through whom I learnt my Dostoyevsky — I was heartened to see this in Joseph Frank’s wonderful 5-book biography: I did still end up falling in love with the book reading kaeamazov Garnett version.

Aug 29, Feb 22, The only content we will consider removing is spam, slanderous attacks on other members, or extremely offensive content eg. Description Dostoevsky’s richatd and greatest novel, The ,aramazov Brothersis both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate.


I’ve just read The New Yorker’s article and very much enjoyed it. The dislike of D’s politics with regard to The Devils is especially discouraging because that book is deeply political and enthused with the notion that socialism without God is a fatal disease.

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Also, correct me if I am wrong, but he was a native Latvian speaker I think, and neither Russian nor English was his language, which makes his effort remarkable and admirable but makes one wonder how accurate his translations were.

The Seeds of Revolt, It returns us to a work we thought we knew, subtly altered and so made new again. Jan 17, So best to have both of these in front of you and move back and forth to best understand the author’s intention.

Where am I now? The Brothers Karamazov by F. 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 richaed rationalism. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.