The Brothers Karamazov: The Garnett Translation (Norton Critical Editions)

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Constance Garnett’s translation, the basic version in English of this Russian masterpiece, has been revised by the editor for accuracy and readability.

Dostoevsky’s sources for the characters and situations of the novel are set forth in an extract from Lev Reynus’s Dostoevsky and Staraya Russa and in selections from Dostoevsky’s letters and diary, all translated by Professor Matlaw. Konstantin Mochulsky’s essay provides a general discussion of the work. Important questions as to the craft of the novel, its characterization, Dostoevsky’s symbolism, the Grand Inquisitor, and the theme of religious salvation are surveyed in critical pieces by Dmitry Tschizewskij, Robert L. Belknap, Edward Wasiolek, Harry Slochower, D. H. Lawrence, Albert Camus, Nathan Rosen, Leonid Grossman, Ya. E. Golosovker, R. P. Blackmur, and Ralph E. Matlaw. Several of these selections are also recently translated from the Russian. A Selected Bibliography is included.

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The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky's crowning achievement, is a tale of patricide and family rivalry that embodies the moral and spiritual dissolution of an entire society (Russia in the 1870s). It created a national furor comparable only to the excitement stirred by the publication, in 1866, of Crime and Punishment. To Dostoevsky, The Brothers Karamazov captured the quintessence of Russian character in all its exaltation, compassion, and profligacy. Significantly, the book was on Tolstoy's bedside table when he died. Readers in every language have since accepted Dostoevsky's own evaluation of this work and have gone further by proclaiming it one of the few great novels of all ages and countries.
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Verlag: New York [u.a.] : Norton, (1976)
ISBN 10: 0393092143 ISBN 13: 9780393092141
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Buchbeschreibung New York [u.a.] : Norton, 1976. Broschiert. Buchzustand: Sehr gut. XVIII, 887 S. Einband leicht berieben.Schnitt leicht angeschmutzt, sonst gutes Exemplar. - The Text: Pronunciation of the Main Characters' Names Contents of The Brothers Karamazov The Brothers Karamazov Ralph E. Matlaw:Afterward: On Translating The Brothers Karamazov -- From Dostoevsky's Notebooks -- From Dostoevsky's Writer's Diary: The Kroneberg Case -- Essays in Criticism: Konstantin Mochulsky:The Brothers Karamazov -- Dmitry Tschizewskij:Schiller and The Brothers Karamazov -- Robert L. Belknap:The Structure of Inherent -- Relationships: The Buffoon, The Nadryv (Laceration) -- Edward Wasiolek:The Brothers Karamazov -- Idea and Technique -- Harry Slochower:Incest in The Brothers Karamazov -- D. H. Lawrence:The Grand Inquisitor -- Albert Camus:The Rejection of Salvation -- Nathan Rosen:Style and Structure in The Brothers Karamazov -- Leonid Grossman:Dostoevsky as Artist -- Ya. E. Golosovker:The Words "Secret" and "Mystery" -- Ralph E. Matlaw:Myth and Symbol -- R. P. Blackmur:The Brothers Karamazov: The Peasants Stand Firm and the Tragedy of the Saint. ISBN 0393092143 Wir versenden am Tag der Bestellung von Montag bis Freitag. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Artikel-Nr. 950753

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