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Review:

"If any proof were needed of the importance of this book to the understanding of Russian history, the fact that Lenin 'borrowed' its title for one of his most significant works would be sufficient. Though it cannot equal the great Russian novels of the 19th century in literary merit—works like Fathers and Sons, War and Peace, or The Brothers Karamazov—What Is to Be Done? does have a kind of raw power and gives us a sense of the tremendous forces which were gathering in the country and eventually led to the Russian Revolution. This volume offers the first complete and idiomatic translation of the novel ever to appear in English and thus fills an important gap in Slavic Studies. The translation is accompanied by a comprehensive set of notes, which help to explain many references and allusions which would otherwise remain opaque to the average reader." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Book News Annotation:

**** A BCL3 choice. Michael R. Katz (Russian, U. of Texas, Austin) has translated the socialist classic and provided a long introduction with Wm. G. Wagner (history and Russian, Williams College). Wagner has provided annotations to allusions, references, intellectual sources, and has done the critical bibliography. A necessary addition to every serious collection in fiction, feminism, socialist history. Cloth edition ($39.95) not seen.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801495472
Translator:
Katz, Michael R.
Translator:
Katz, Michael R.
Translator:
Katz, Michael R.
Author:
Chernyshevsky, Nikolai
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Location:
Ithaca :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 447-449.
Series Volume:
[no. XL]
Publication Date:
19890131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
449
Dimensions:
9.23x6.11x1.12 in. 1.49 lbs.

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