War and Peace (Pevear/Volokhonsky Translation) Leo Tolstoy
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
I've seen other sites do similar things with Pevear and Volokhonsky's War and Peace translation. Tolstoy wrote French for some of the passages for War and Peace. This translation is ideal because it sticks as closely to the text as possible. With an occasional break, it took me five months to finish the 800 pages of “Anna Karenina”, I probably should have expected not to enjoy “Anna Karenina” very much, because when I read “War and Peace”, I enjoyed the war and was often bored by the peace. War and Peace especially is a transformation and revelation. Two different translations can feel like two entirely different books. Tolstoy, War & Peace (Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky's translation, Alfred A. What War and Peace is, I suppose, it the biggest and baddest attempt at experimental/historical fiction ever attempted. Since Tolstoy seems to have command of ever facet of literary technique in War and Peace, why should metaphor be an exception? There are two big issues with this translation, depending on where you're sitting. There is no war in “Anna Karenina”, except in Anna's and Levin's souls. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, translated by R. I have read Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov, and The Idiot, each translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. I have been thinking about adding Dumas to the Classics Challenge, and I might have to try the Pevear translation. Over the past few weeks, there's been an ongoing discussion of the new Pevear and Volokhonsky translation of War and Peace in the NY Times Reading Room. I highly recommend the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation. Reading: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (Pevear and Volokhonsky translation). As james wood puts it in his admiring new yorker review of richard pevear and larissa volokhonsky's translation of war and peace,. When Pevear and Volokhonsky translated it, they kept the French with the English translation as a footnote. Just prepared a reading schedule for and, based on a brief conversation we had, suggestions for how to proceed with online discussion of Leo Tolstoy's War & Peace, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.