The NOOK Book (eBook) of the Anna Karenina (Pevear/Volokhonsky Translation ) by Leo Tolstoy at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ Do we need another translation of Anna Karenina? Pevear and Volokhonsky talk about the “sucking” of Levin’s boot, and a snipe which. Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina doesn’t seem to be that exciting and entertaining. . I read the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation a couple of years ago, and just.

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Kardnina was surprisingly easy to read as well, although I suppose some credit should go to the translator for that aspect. Actually I read most of the book aloud, just to slow me down and make sure I didn’t miss anything, plus it sounds so good hearing the elegance of his writing.

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How does the translator cope with porshni and podvertkithe two words Tolstoy uses to complete his vivid picture of Oblonsky’s scruffy apparel? May 31, Pages Buy. We become as conscious as his characters are, and we feel as if we are as conscious as he is. I read the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation a couple of years ago, and just recently I read the Joel Carmichael translation, and I enjoyed the charmichael translation more. Ships from and sold by BooksUnlimited He knew his wife in moments of love such as now would understand what he was trying to say; one hint and she understood him.


We critics, because we have seen in a work of art this or that detail, this or that connection, congratulate ourselves on our discernment. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Russian Classics in the Translation of R.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. One could never imagine the debonair Vronsky doing the same. San Diego Union Tribune. I haven’t read any other versions to compare, but I found it quite readable. I always assume a translation is a kind of interpretation.


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He even gets into the mind of the damn hunting dog, and after Kareina got done rolling on the floor with laughter I got up and said “YES, YES, that’s exactly how they think! Pevear earned a B. Puttees, which derive from the Hindi word for band or bandage, are strips of cloth wound round the leg from ankle to knee for protection, and have an undeniable association with the Raj. Inhe joined the faculty of the American University of Paris AUPwhere he taught courses in Russian literature and translation.

Kareina hear people talk about it, CG did a terrible job and the book is just awful because of her language.

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I can hear and see the grass growing! Write a customer review. Do such details matter? Constance Garnettwhose translation of the novel was published in karenija, has him shod in “rough leggings and spats”, the latter word being an abbreviation for “spatterdashes”, either short cloth gaiters covering the instep and ankle, or long leather ones. Is this feature helpful?


I started reading the Maude translation of Anna Kareninabut before I could finish it, I had to return it to peear library, I read the rest of the book in the Constance Garret translation. I produce another version, which she reads against the original.

Translators of Russian literature are wonderful — except for their annoying habit of denigrating the work of earlier ones: Zizi Volokgonsky 23, Customers who bought this item also bought.

Adi Narayan Mar 08, I believe this is the reason Tolstoy is considered a master. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

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We take abuse seriously in our discussion boards. Even with wooden Anna, this book was worth the effort for me.

See all 2, reviews. While there are occasional differences in the exact words used, most sentences are exactly the same.