The Task of the Translators

By posted at 5:50 pm on November 18, 2009 2

Pevear and Volokhonsky (first names no longer needed, really…like Madonna or Cher) rap with The Wall Street Journal about their luminous (dare we say definitive?) new translation of Tolstoy‘s The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories.

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2 Responses to “The Task of the Translators”

  1. Jim Lochner
    at 10:58 am on November 19, 2009

    Thanks for this. I didn’t even know a new Pevear/Volokhonsky translation was due. Yay! But check your link for the book. It links to Nabokov’s Origin of Laura. Just a heads up. :)

  2. C. Max Magee
    at 11:07 am on November 19, 2009

    Oops! Thanks, that’s fixed.

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