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Vendor: Random House
Publication Date: 1992
|Dimensions: 8.34 X 5.41 X 1.89 (inches)|
The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevskys last and greatest novel, published just before his death in 1881, chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between the outsized Fyodor Karamazov and his three very different sons. It is above all the story of a murder, told with hair-raising intellectual clarity and a feeling for the human condition unsurpassed in world literature.
Dostoevskys towering reputation as one of the handful of thinkers who forged the modern sensibility has sometimes obscured the purely novelistic virtuesbrilliant characterizations, flair for suspense and melodrama, instinctive theatricalitythat made his work so immensely popular in nineteenth-century Russia.
This award-winning translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonskythe definitive version in Englishmagnificently captures the rich and subtle energies of Dostoevskys masterpiece.
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)
“A miracle . . . Every page of the new Karamazov is a permanent standard, and an inspiration.” –The Times (London)
“One finally gets the musical whole of Dostoevsky’s original.” –New York Times Book Review
“Absolutely faithful . . . Fulfills in remarkable measure most of the criteria for an ideal translation . . . The stylistic accuracy and versatility of registers used . . . bring out the richness and depth of the original in a way similar to a faithful and sensitive restoration of a painting.” –The Independent
“It may well be that Dostoevsky’s [world], with all its resourceful energies of life and language, is only now–and through the medium of [this] new translation–beginning to come home to the English-speaking reader.” –New York Review of Books
“Heartily recommended to any reader who wishes to come as close to Dostoevsky’s Russian as it is possible.” –Joseph Frank, Princeton University
With an Introduction by Malcolm V. Jones