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I have found this book almost unreadable, but I am intrigued to know if it is untranslatable or if there is a better translation somewhere. Maybe I am losing the ability to concentrate on difficult works but it seems to me that either you read this in Russian or you forget about it.
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Initial post: 27 Jan 2012 12:33:59 GMT
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T. R. Cowdret says:
Hi, I agree that it's a really difficult book. I've read it in a couple of translations including the David McDuff that I assume you're commenting on. This Pushkin Press edition is a bit more recent.Petersburg I think both are worth looking at for different reasons. But, as I say, I agree with the difficulties the novel presents to the reader. I love it, though, and still come back to passages again and again.
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