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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Perhaps the best translation from original masterpice March 8 2010
By Maverick - Published on
Format: Paperback
Russian is my native language. Having tried to introduce my English speaking children to Pushkin I browsed through number of available translations of Eugene Onegin. I found Stanley Mitchell's translation from the original is being the most accurate and readable. James E. Falen's version is perhaps the next to this one. Nabokov's translation is one of the weakest, in my opinion. It is very hard to convey the prosody and wit of Pushkin for the non-Russian speaker and this translater does a superb job.
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A close second Dec 3 2012
By Katy001 - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This semester, I took up the rather momentous task of reading Eugene Onegin in its original Russian. I used the Kindle Edition of this book as a means of staying on top of the general storyline while analyzing the Russian text. Having read Eugene Onegin once before in translation, I've found that this copy is more accurate and maintains the poetry rather well. While nothing is as beautiful as the original of any work, in my opinion, this translation is a close second.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
One of the best. June 18 2010
By Anonymous Human - Published on
Format: Paperback
If you're a fan of Russian literature, Pushkin or poetry, this is a good choice. It just doesn't get any better than Pushkin and this is arguably his best book.

Huge kudos to the translator, who has some serious linguistic talent. This not only translates the story accurately, but the English version makes sense.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Do not miss it! Feb. 19 2012
By Bibliophile - Published on
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I was a bit intimidated at the thought of this Russian poem. But don't be! It's very enjoyable and reads beautifully. I couldn't put it down and finished it in one day! If I had not seen the movie it would have been even better with the added suspense. Do not pass this one by. It's well worth reading and owning.
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A Rolicking Good Read April 9 2013
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Over the years I have struggled with direct translations of this classic. Despite the arresting story line I always found the contents dull and lifeless. It seemed that only a Russian speaker could really appreciate Pushkin. However, this translation into English verse sparkles and trips along with vivacity and humor, and for the first time I could see how closely related this poem is to Byron's Don Juan. This easy to traverse Kindle version comes with a good chronology and introduction, and excellent footnotes. I don't think anyone will be disappointed with this interpretation of the classic.