The Task of the Translators

November 18, 2009 | 1 book mentioned 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.

is the author of City on Fire and A Field Guide to the North American Family. In 2017, he was named one of Granta's Best Young American Novelists.


  1. 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. :)

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