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A Note on audio books of A.K.

There’s a reading of Anna Karenina that I consider one of the best performances of any book I’ve  heard:  David Horovitch reading the Maude translation on BBC Audiobooks/AudioGo.  166 more words

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Essays on Anna Karenina by Janet Malcolm (NYRB)

Earlier this year, Janet Malcolm wrote a review of the major translations of Anna Karenina in the New York Review of Books.  She gives interesting reasons for preferring the Modern Library’s edition, a revised version of the Constance Garnett translation.  127 more words

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“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”

-Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Literature

Social Network of Anna K.

Addendum from Tom:  For those of you who can’t read the fine print in the above picture, here’s a link to a bigger display of the chart (which you can enlarge further with a mouse-click): 8 more words

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Dramatis Personae

Every Russian has three names: first name, patronymic, last name. The root of the middle name is that of the father, plus a suffix meaning “son of” or “daughter of.” Thus Anna’s middle name is “Arkadyevna,” while that of her brother is “Arkadyevitch.” Russians call each other by the Christian name and patronymic, rarely by surname. 219 more words

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