Publication Date: 16/01/1992 ISBN: 9780099922803 Category:

The Brothers Karamazov

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Richard Pevear, Larissa Volokhonsky

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 16/01/1992 ISBN: 9780099922803 Category:
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Dostoevsky’s beautiful writing style and universal themes make this epic 19th century novel unmissable.

The Brothers Karamazov is a murder mystery, a courtroom drama, and an exploration of erotic rivalry in a series of triangular love affairs involving Karamazov and his three sons – the impulsive and sensual Dmitri; the coldly rational Ivan; and the healthy young novice Alyosha. Through the gripping events of their story, Dostoevsky portrays the social and spiritual strivings in what was both a golden age and a tragic turning point in Russian history.

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In this new translation one finally gets the musical whole of Dostoevsky's original * New York Times Book Review * It returns us to a work we thought we knew - made new again * Washington Post * No reader who knows The Brothers Karamazov should ignore this magnificent translation. And no reader who doesn't should wait any longer to acquaint himself with one of the peaks of modern fiction * USA Today * Donne, Herbert, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, George Eliot, Dostoevsky, Henry James - these are the great psychologists - far greater than Freud or Klein or Jung -- Sally Vickers Dostoevsky makes Martin Amis seem as if he was writing 130 years ago and that Dostoevsky is writing now. Read all of Dostoevsky. These books are for now and they matter, because it's up to us to call a halt to our TV producers, politicians, gutless artists, poets and writers: these "teenagers of all ages" who are propelling us towards a consumerist hell of disposability over quality -- Billy Childish

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