New PDF release: Dead Souls

By Nikolai Gogol,Susanne Fusso,Bernard Guilbert Guerney

ISBN-10: 0300060998

ISBN-13: 9780300060997

ISBN-10: 0679602658

ISBN-13: 9780679602651

Gogol's 1842 novel Dead Souls, a comic book masterpiece a few mysterious con guy and his gruesome sufferers, is likely one of the significant works of Russian literature. It was once translated into English in 1942 through Bernard Guilbert Guerney; the interpretation used to be hailed by way of Vladimir Nabokov as "an terribly positive piece of labor" and remains to be thought of the easiest translation of Dead Souls ever released. lengthy out of print, the Guerney translation of Dead Souls is now reissued. The textual content has been made extra devoted to Gogol's unique through elimination passages that Guerney inserted from past drafts of Dead Souls. The textual content is followed by way of Susanne Fusso's advent and by means of appendices that current excerpts from Guerney's translations of alternative drafts of Gogol's paintings and letters Gogol wrote round the time of the writing and book of Deal Souls.


"I am overjoyed that Guerney's translation of Dead Souls [is] to be had back. it really is head and shoulders specifically the others, for Guerney is familiar with that to 'translate' Gogol is inevitably to adopt a poetic sport, and he does so brilliantly."—Robert A. Maguire, Columbia University


"The Guerney translation of Dead Souls is the single translation i do know of that makes any critical try and approximate the features of  Gogol's style—exuberant, erratic, 'Baroque,' bizarre."—Hugh McLean, collage of California, Berkeley


"A wonderfully revised and edited variation of Bernard Guerney's vintage English translation of Gogol's Dead Souls. the prestigious Gogol pupil Susanne Fusso could have introduced us as shut because the English reader may possibly ever count on to return to Gogol's masterpiece. No scholar, pupil, or basic reader probably want to leave out this up-to-date, subtle model of 1 of the main pleasant and elegant works of Russian literature."—Robert Jackson, Yale University

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