Anna Karenina (The Margellos World Republic of Letters) by Leo Tolstoy,Gary Saul Morson,Marian Schwartz PDF

By Leo Tolstoy,Gary Saul Morson,Marian Schwartz

ISBN-10: 0300203942

ISBN-13: 9780300203943

ISBN-10: 0300216823

ISBN-13: 9780300216820

Tolstoy produced many drafts of Anna Karenina. Crafting and recrafting every one sentence with cautious purpose, he used to be whatever yet informal in his use of language. His venture, translator Marian Schwartz observes, “was to bend language to his will, as an software of his aesthetic and ethical convictions.” In her awesome new translation, Schwartz embraces Tolstoy’s strange style—she is the 1st English language translator ever to take action. earlier translations have departed from Tolstoy’s unique, “correcting” meant error and infelicities. yet Schwartz makes use of repetition the place Tolstoy does, wields a sensible cliché whilst he does, and strips down descriptive passages as he does, re-creating his variety in English with mind's eye and skill.
Tolstoy’s romantic Anna, long-suffering Karenin, rushing Vronsky, and dozens in their relatives, buddies, and acquaintances are one of the such a lot bright characters in global literature. within the thought-provoking advent to this quantity, Gary Saul Morson presents strange insights into those characters, exploring what they show approximately Tolstoy’s radical conclusions on romantic love, highbrow dishonesty, the character of happiness, the process precise evil, and extra. For readers at each stage—from scholars first encountering Anna to literary pros revisiting the novel—this quantity will stand because the English reader’s transparent first choice.

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