Search Results: "Richard Pevear"


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THE ENCHANTED WANDERER by Nikolai  Leskov
Released: March 26, 2013

"A literate delight, and a book to look forward to reading more than once."
A welcome new translation of Leskov's grand metaphysical romp, a hallmark of 19th-century Russian literature. Read full book review >

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ANNA KARENINA by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"Pevear's informative introduction and numerous helpful explanatory notes help make this the essential Anna Karenina."
The husband-and-wife team who have given us refreshing English versions of Dostoevsky, Gogol, and Chekhov now present their lucid translation of Tolstoy's panoramic tale of adultery and society: a masterwork that may well be the greatest realistic novel ever written. Read full book review >

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SIGNOR DIDO by Alberto Savinio
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 2014

"There's no overarching narrative here, certainly, and this may be more a cabinet of curiosities than a major work, but being in Savinio's company provides a series of small, persistent pleasures."
Savinio—composer, journalist, playwright, painter and younger brother of Giorgio de Chirico—died in 1952, and this, his final book, wasn't published in Italian until 1978. Read full book review >

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STORIES by Anton Chekhov
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 7, 2000

"Probably the best one-volume Chekhov currently in print, and indispensable."
The acclaimed translating team who've provided lively new English versions of Dostoevsky's and Gogol's masterpieces now turn their attention to the best of all possible short-story writers. Read full book review >

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WAR AND PEACE by Leo Tolstoy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 16, 2007

"Pevear and Volokhonsky) One can heartily recommend Bromfield's translation to readers new to War and Peace, but for a fuller sense of Tolstoy's comprehensive and commanding artistic mastery, Pevear and Volokhonsky remain unchallenged as the A-team of Russian translators."
If you're a mountain climber, it's still Everest. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 16, 2004

"A heartening confirmation of the matchless skill and humanity of one of the true masters."
A welcome gathering of the great storywriter's atypical longer works, newly translated by the industrious pair who have previously offered fresh versions of Tolstoy, Gogol, and Dostoevsky. Read full book review >

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NOVELS, TALES, JOURNEYS by Alexander Pushkin
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 30, 2016

"A long overdue collection that speaks truly and well to Pushkin's brilliance as a prose stylist as well as observer of the world."
Superb gathering of writings by the short-lived author Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), best known as a poet—but, argues translator Pevear, also "the true originator of Russian prose." Read full book review >

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Released: July 25, 2017

"Essential reading full of remarkable emotional wealth."
The Nobel laureate (2015) writes about "the wrong kind of war": oral confessions from Russian women intimately involved with fighting for the motherland. Read full book review >

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FIRST, SECOND by Daniil Kharms
by Daniil Kharms, illustrated by Marc Rosenthal, translated by Richard Pevear
ADVENTURE
Released: April 25, 1996

"Rosenthal's superb illustrations are an irresistible cross- pollination of the Katzenjammer Kids with the daft tricksters found in Zap comics, situated in flat, graphically sophisticated landscapes. (Picture book/folklore. 4-8)"
Every journey has its logistical problems, but they come peck by drove in this absurdist's delight, penned in the 1930s by the Russian Kharms. Read full book review >

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NOTES FROM A DEAD HOUSE by Fyodor Dostoevsky
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 24, 2015

"A classic made current and a welcome addition to the library of Russian literature in translation."
One of literature's definitive prison memoirs is given new immediacy in this sturdy translation by the team of Pevear and Volokhonsky (Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, 2007, etc.).Read full book review >

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ALL THE COLORS OF BUSYTOWN! by Richard Scarry
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"While many will welcome concept books with Richard Scarry art, are these rehashed offerings really necessary with so many of his classics still in print? (Board book. 2-4)"
Richard Scarry's iconic characters present nine different colors. Read full book review >

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CAT BURGLAR BLACK by Richard Sala
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2009

"Expect sequels. (Graphic fiction. 10-12)"
Sala usually aims his pulpy gothics at older teens and adults, but here he tries for a younger audience. Read full book review >