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Initial post: 9 Dec 2010 15:02:19 GMT
M. Carter says:
There are many different translated versions of Dostoyevksy's work - which translator is best? I've heard of versions by Richard Pevear, Constance Garnett, Jessie Coulson and David McDuff. Some people say Pevear is the best, others say Coulson.

I'm very keen to read more Dostoyevsky, after enjoying 'House of the Dead' and 'The Idiot', but I want to get the most authentic translation possible.

I'm quite confused.

In reply to an earlier post on 5 Apr 2013 12:43:38 BDT
Tony Walker says:
If you can find copies of David Magarshack's Dostoevsky translations (Penguin), get them. His version of Crime and Punishment is a personal favourite. Pevear is perfectly readable but totally overrated. Ignat Avsey's translations are also very highly regarded.

Posted on 2 Apr 2014 15:38:05 BDT
Jabron1 says:
I enjoy reading the Pevear translations, with notes and introductions.
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