Pevear and Volokhonsky…

My favorite novel of all novels is The Brothers Karamazov in the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation.

I tried this novel many times in other translations and failed to crack it.  But these two wonderful translators did the trick, and oh maybe ten years ago I spend a glorious several weeks in this tale.

I hope they’re at work on War and Peace.

This weekend I discovered that Richard Pevear had released his new translation of Dumas’s The Three Musketeers two months ago.

I have a great urge to possess this book, and will most likely order it today.  It brought up all sorts of plots about heroes fighting evil politicians, Robin Hood, Zorro (why oh why, when Zorro was first published in 1919, is it not in public domain?), the Copperhead from the old serials, the Lone Ranger, and so on. 

Why not the Masked Patriots?


Robert Devereaux

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