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“[Dostoevsky is] at once the most literary and compulsively readable of novelists we continue to regard as great . . . The Brothers Karamazov stands as the culmination of his art–his last, longest, richest, and most capacious book. [This] scrupulous rendition can only be welcomed. It returns us to a work we thought we knew, subtly altered and so made new again.” –Washington Post Book World
“A miracle . . . Every page of the new Karamazov is a permanent standard, and an inspiration.” –The Times (London)
“One finally gets the musical whole of Dostoevsky’s original.” –New York Times Book Review
“Absolutely faithful . . . Fulfills in remarkable measure most of the criteria for an ideal translation . . . The stylistic accuracy and versatility of registers used . . . bring out the richness and depth of the original in a way similar to a faithful and sensitive restoration of a painting.” –The Independent
“It may well be that Dostoevsky’s [world], with all its resourceful energies of life and language, is only now–and through the medium of [this] new translation–beginning to come home to the English-speaking reader.” –New York Review of Books
“Heartily recommended to any reader who wishes to come as close to Dostoevsky’s Russian as it is possible.” –Joseph Frank, Princeton University
With an Introduction by Malcolm V. Jones
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"I am called a psychologist; it's not true. I am only a realist in the highest sense--I depict all the depths of the human soul."
--Fyodor DostoevskySee all Product Description
Three brothers in Russia set out in life, set a few hundred years in the past. They don't seem to have much brotherly love for each other, save perhaps for one brother who feels... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Carol
Great Book Bad Translation, Jul 20 2007
I have read this translation of BK as well as one by David Magarshack, and a new one by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhinsky. Read more
I have read this translation of BK as well as one by David Magarshack, and a new one by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhinsky. Read morePublished on July 19 2007 by E. Haensel
This book took me three months to read but it was well worth it. The character development and plot will not let you put this book down. Read morePublished on May 5 2004 by David Vella
You won't know for a long, long time which of his 4 sons comitted the parricide, but everything is revealed and explained in the end. Read morePublished on April 1 2004 by I ain't no porn writer
The philosophy and all that stuff is the best part. The actual plot is kinda slow at first. I must admit the mystery was better than I expected. Read morePublished on March 24 2004 by some guy
I hesitate to even write a review for this book. I hesitate because I am afraid that someone might read it, dislike the review and thus refuse to pick the book up and read it. Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by Henry Krinkle