Please try again. Winner of the Pen/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation PrizeThe Brothers Karamasov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving the “wicked and sentimental” Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov and his three sons―the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy, red-cheeked young novice Alyosha. It returns us to a work we thought we knew, subtly altered and so made new again.” –Washington Post Book World“A miracle . You obviously cannot review the writing, it being a classic. . There are references to other authors, some of which I could not find in by Googling. The lead character has some depth and gives a fair bit of existentialism. As a Ort Christian, I wish everyone woukd read this book. Reviewed in the United States on April 11, 2018. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. A short first novel, Poor Folk (1846), brought him instant success, but his writing career was cut short by his… More about Fyodor Dostoevsky, “[Dostoevsky is] at once the most literary and compulsively readable of novelists we continue to regard as great . I'd like to see more annotations for words or phrases that don't translate into English. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Fulfills in remarkable measure most of the criteria for an ideal translation . . I am having to return this book because the print is so impossibly miniscule it is impossible to read. Please try again. Please try again. Please try again. Something went wrong. The stylistic accuracy and versatility of registers used . Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky were awarded the PEN/ Book-of-the-Month Translation Prize for The Brothers Karamazov and have also translated Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment, Notes from Underground, Demons, and The Idiot. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I've read and listened to the Dickens-esque Garnett translation several tines over. Dostoevsky’s last and greatest novel 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. Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2018. | ISBN 9780679410034 “[Dostoevsky is] at once the most literary and compulsively readable of novelists we continue to regard as great . I'd also say that although I managed to find my preferred translation, it should be a bit clearer when I am searching for it. Everyman's Library; 1st Edition (April 28, 1992), Everyman's Library Edition: Borderline Unreadable :(, Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2018. I do not know what my review can add to the Brothers Karamazov, but I will put in a few of my words. The novel is quite lengthy and does not have modern, conversational American English easy flow to it. Below the surface of a gossipy tale from an acquaintance about the neighbors lies a philosophical and theological description of the Characters' major existential and minor, petty personal crises into a deeply intimate description of the war within every man and woman between intellectualism and faith, cynicism and hope, expectations and reality. um retrato de uma sociedade não tão diferente da atual, descrita brilhantemente por dostoievsky. Learn more about the program. I understand and accept that he is a master but I will stay more “in my lane” moving forward. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. That would also add to the depth of this great work. The Brothers Karamazov By Fyodor Dostoyevsky Free Ebook. The Brothers Karamazov By Fyodor Dostoevsky Richard Pevear Larissa Volokhonsky The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoyevsky 9780140449242. Now, to be clear, I am the farthest thing from a student of Russian literature. Volokhonsky met Pevear in the United States in 1976 and they married six years later. one of the best books any english known reader can read... books like these will never get out of your mind. Apr 28, 1992 Please try your request again later. Lot's to ponder on with these offerings. [This] scrupulous rendition can only be welcomed. . Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 4, 2014, Still reading it. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Get 3 for the price of 2. . No Novel Will Ever Change You As Profoundly for the Better, Reviewed in the United States on June 1, 2016. [This] scrupulous rendition can only be welcomed. Please try your request again later. Although beautifully and solidly bound, the PRINT SIZE of this Everyman Edition by Knopf is almost unreadable. I will search for another edition of this. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, Gothic & Romantic Literary Criticism (Books), Christian Mystery & Suspense Romance (Books), historical mysteries and thrillers medieval, © 1996-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. . . Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. “[Dostoevsky is] at once the most literary and compulsively readable of novelists we continue to regard as great . It returns to us a work we thought we knew, subtly altered and so made new again.” ―Donald Fanger, Washington Post Book World“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 translation--beginning to come home to the English-speaking reader.” ―John Bayley, The 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“Far and away the best translation of Dostoevsky into English that I have seen . About The Brothers Karamazov. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. If you're like me and can't get enough of the characters and their stories, this translation adds depth and new insights to the story, turning it from Garnett's turn-of-the-last-century Brit-Lit style narrative, into a candid story story being told to you by the old Russian man next door. It is a masterpiece that chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between an outsized father and his three very different sons.The author's towering reputation as one of the handful of thinkers who forged the modern sensibility has sometimes obscured the purely novelistic virtues – brilliant characterizations, flair for suspense and melodrama, instinctive theatricality – that made his work so immensely popular in nineteenth-century Russia. It wears you out to even look at a page much less read it...and I tried thinking I'd get used to it. Offered by Amazon.com. While it can feel like the story meanders at times, that generally serves to punctuate the brilliance of the most gripping scenes. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2019. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 4, 2016. . . It has taken years of sustained thought to be able to draw all of these connections, which makes it somewhat unbelievable that Dostoevsky was able to write it in the time frame that he did. 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 . I bought the Vintage Paperback of the same Pevear-Volokhonsky translation and am enjoying this greatest of novels once again. He was born in Moscow in 1821, and when he died in 1881, he left a legacy of masterworks that influenced the great thinkers and writers of the Western world and immortalized him as a giant among writers of world literature. They provided no real insight into the true nature of male female interactions, then or now. 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This particular translation might be easier for someone who already knows the story and is more familiar with Russian language - it's not quite what I would call literal per se, just less "cleaned up." Fyodor Dostoevsky's life was as dark and dramatic as the great novels he wrote. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Worth reading. This novel is one with themes that surapss time and culture but also paints us picture of the pre-revolution period in Russia. This award-winning translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky remains true to the The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue. Which Book Should One Read First Crime And Punishment Or. The love affairs were inauthentic and stilted by today’s standards. I am a late middle-aged man who was reading this book for pleasure. Can't wait to read it. faithful . Editor's Picks: Science Fiction & Fantasy, The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories, The Death of Ivan Ilych and Other Stories, We the Living (75th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition), Discover Book Picks from the CEO of Penguin Random House US. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the whole of Russian life, is social and spiritual striving, in what was both the golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian culture. . . Most people know that The Brothers Karamazov is an amazing novel, so I will only be criticizing the translation; however, I haven't read any other translations to verify my knowledge on the subject, and I would suggest going getting samples of different translations in order to best suit your needs. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Be it the debauchery of Mitya’s profligate spending sprees, Ivan’s hallucinations or the convoluted dialogue surrounding Mitya and the women in his life, they ruined the book for me. It is a masterpiece that chronicles the bitter love-hate struggle between an outsized father and his three very different sons.The author’s towering reputation as one of the handful of thinkers who forged the modern sensibility has sometimes obscured the purely novelistic virtues – brilliant characterizations, flair for suspense and melodrama, instinctive theatricality – that made his work so immensely popular in nineteenth-century Russia.