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How Many Times Can a Tale Be Told?
Wall Street Journal, by Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/9/2013 5:35:47 AM

Leo Tolstoy´s novel "Anna Karenina" famously starts "All happy families are alike." But what readers may want to know is how alike are different translations of such foreign classics? There are half-a-dozen English-language translations of the 1878 Russian novel available for sale online, including the 2001 version produced by celebrated translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. An endorsement by Oprah Winfrey turned that edition into a best-seller, with more than 1.3 million copies in print to date. Yet next year, two new translations of the massive novel will hit the shelves. "Why two more now, and in the same year? I have

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: suitsoot, 9/9/2013 2:35:51 PM     (No. 9512993)

Anyone who ever read Dostoevsky that wasn´t translated by David Magarshack really missed out. Go to the library and compare translations of the first page of anything Dostoevsky ever wrote. The Magarshack translations are brilliant.

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