Crime and Punishment: A New Translation by Fyodor Dostoevsky,Michael R. Katz

By Fyodor Dostoevsky,Michael R. Katz

An occasion to be celebrated, a “rare Dostoesvsky translation” (William turbines Todd III, Harvard collage) that totally captures the literary achievements of the original.

Published to nice acclaim and fierce controversy in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment has left an indelible mark on international literature and our smooth international, and remains to be identified around the globe as the imperative Russian novel. Readers of all backgrounds have debated its old, cultural, and non secular dimensions, probing the ethical and moral dilemmas that Dostoevsky so brilliantly levels all through his narrative. but, at its middle, this masterpiece of literary realism is finally an immersive story of ardour and redemption—indeed, "the better of all homicide tales" (Harold Bloom), "most ideal in pacing and constitution. there isn't any extra gripping novel on this planet" (Michael Dirda).

Now, acclaimed translator Michael R. Katz breathes clean existence into this ageless vintage in a glowing new translation, with novel insights into the linguistic richness, refined tones, and crafty humor of Dostoevsky’s magnum opus. Embracing the complicated linguistic mix inherent in glossy literary Russian that has supplied a very fertile resource of pictures and diction for Russian writers because the time of Pushkin, Katz recaptures the richness of tone and sign in of the novel’s so much poignant and demanding passages. delicate to this linguistic mosaic, Katz ably recreates the feeling of the unique Russian for the English reader, permitting the textual content to rouse an identical stirring emotional responses because the writer intended.

With its searing and precise portrayal of the labyrinthine universe of nineteenth-century Russia, this masterful rendering of Crime and Punishment could be the translation of selection for years to come.

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