9781442930452

Eugene Onegin: A Romance of Russian Life in Verse Easyread Super Large 24pt Edition

ISBN 10: 1442930454 / 1-4429-3045-4
ISBN 13: 9781442930452
Publisher: Readhowyouwant
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Review:

"[A] lively English version of Pushkin's 1831 verse novel....A masterly performance, and a thoroughly charming book."

Kirkus, 05/01/1999

Review:

"Hofstadter's ignorance of English, the English of poetry...dooms his translation. He has absolutely no ear when it comes to mixing levels of diction....There's not a single line that sings or zings. He's caught the rhythm and nothing else, which makes the rhythm wrong by making it too pronounced....The result is tortured syntax, groan-inducing rhymes and a language unlike that ever spoken by anyone on earth."

Richard Lourie, New York Times Book Review, 10/12/1999