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By Leo Tolstoy,Gary Saul Morson,Marian Schwartz

Tolstoy produced many drafts of Anna Karenina. Crafting and recrafting each one sentence with cautious purpose, he was once something yet informal in his use of language. His venture, translator Marian Schwartz observes, “was to bend language to his will, as an tool of his aesthetic and ethical convictions.” In her remarkable new translation, Schwartz embraces Tolstoy’s strange style—she is the 1st English language translator ever to take action. past translations have departed from Tolstoy’s unique, “correcting” meant error and infelicities. yet Schwartz makes use of repetition the place Tolstoy does, wields a sensible cliché while he does, and strips down descriptive passages as he does, re-creating his variety in English with mind's eye and skill.
Tolstoy’s romantic Anna, long-suffering Karenin, speeding Vronsky, and dozens in their kin, associates, and associates are one of the such a lot brilliant characters in global literature. within the thought-provoking advent to this quantity, Gary Saul Morson offers strange insights into those characters, exploring what they demonstrate approximately Tolstoy’s radical conclusions on romantic love, highbrow dishonesty, the character of happiness, the process actual evil, and extra. For readers at each stage—from scholars first encountering Anna to literary execs revisiting the novel—this quantity will stand because the English reader’s transparent first choice.

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