Oblomov: New Translation (häftad)
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Alma Classics
Stephen Pearl
196 x 127 x 38 mm
454 g
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Oblomov: New Translation

Newly Translated and Annotated with an introduction by Professor Galya Diment, University of Washington (Alma Classics Evergreens)

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Häftad,  Ryska, 2014-04-20
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First published in 1859, Oblomov is an indisputable classic of Russian literature, comparable in its stature to such masterpieces as Gogols Dead Souls, Tolstoys Anna Karenina and Dostoevskys Brothers Karamazov. The book centres on the figure of Ilya Ilyich Oblomov, a member of the dying class of the landed gentry, who spends most of his time lying in bed gazing at life in an apathetic daze, encouraged by his equally lazy servant Zakhar and routinely swindled by his acquaintances. But this torpid existence comes to an end when, spurred on by his crumbling finances, the love of a woman and the reproaches of his friend, the hard-working Stoltz, Oblomov finds that he must engage with the real world and face up to his commitments. Rich in situational comedy, psychological complexity and social satire, Oblomov here presented in Stephen Pearls award-winning translation, the first major English-language version of the novel in more than fifty years is a timeless novel and a monument to human idleness.
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Pearl's approach is more adventurous than that of his predecessors. His text flows naturally, capturing Goncharov's carefully modulated tone, the gentleness of his humour, and the colloquial flavour of his dialogueStephen Pearl has indeed caught the very essence of Oblomov. * TLS * I am in rapture over Oblomov and keep rereading it. -- Leo Tolstoy Goncharov is ten heads above me in talent. -- Anton Chekhov

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