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This review is from: Dead Souls (Hardcover)
"Dead Souls," by Gogol, is the greatest humourous novel in the Russian language! Probably,
the most popular book in Russia. Published in 1842, it has been entertaining a wide audience
It is the story of a man's adventures in 'old' Russia and it has a deeper human appeal than
many other Russian books written subsequently. Bernard Gilbert Guerney's translation of 1942
was autographed for me many years ago. Coming from a master of Russian and English, like
Vladimir Nabokov, "an extraordinarily fine piece of work" (the translation) made me cherish
my copy of the book in English.
I have been meaning to review 'Dead Souls' translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky for some years. Their fine translations from many writers are truly excellent.
Theirs has certainly become the definitive edition!
St Andrews, Scotland