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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky continue their acclaimed series of Dostoevsky translations with this novel, also known as The Possessed.

Inspired by the true story of a political murder that horrified Russians in 1869, Fyodor Dostoevsky conceived of Demons as a novel-pamphlet in which he would say everything about the plague of materialist ideology that he saw infecting his native land. What emerged was a prophetic and ferociously funny masterpiece of ideology and murder in pre-revolutionary Russia-a novel that is rivaled only by The Brothers Karamazov as Dostoevsky's greatest.

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Synopsis:

Originally completed in 1872, this novel offers a politically prophetic study of a nation in turmoil and the anti-czarist liberal reformers who threaten the soul of the Russian nation

Synopsis:

A new translation of The Possessed and a new title to go with it. The translators claim it better reflects the spirit of what basically is a novel of ideas, the demons of the title being the Western imports of idealism, socialism, materialism, nihilism, atheism and so on.

About the Author

About the Translators

Richard Pevear has published translations of Alain, Yves Bonnefoy, Albert Savinio, and Pavel Florensky, as well as two books of poetry. He has received fellowships for translation from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in support of the translation of The Brothers Karamazov. Larissa Volokhonsky was born in Leningrad. She has translated the work of the prominent Orthodox theologians Alexander Schmemann and John Meyendorff.

Pevear and Volokhonsky were awarded the PEN Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prize for their version of The Brothers Karamazov. They are married and live in France

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307434869
Subtitle:
A Novel in Three Parts
Publisher:
A.A. Knopf
Translator:
Volokhonsky, Larissa
Translator:
Pevear, Richard
Edited by:
Richard Pevear
Author:
Dostoyevsky, Fyodor
Author:
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Author:
Dostoyevsky Fyodor
Author:
Volokhonsky, Larissa
Author:
Pevear, Richard
Author:
Richard Pevear
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Russia Social life and customs 1533-1917 Fiction.
Subject:
Terrorists
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Nihilism
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Russia Social life and customs 1533-1917.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1994
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
733

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Product details 733 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307434869 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Originally completed in 1872, this novel offers a politically prophetic study of a nation in turmoil and the anti-czarist liberal reformers who threaten the soul of the Russian nation
"Synopsis" by , A new translation of The Possessed and a new title to go with it. The translators claim it better reflects the spirit of what basically is a novel of ideas, the demons of the title being the Western imports of idealism, socialism, materialism, nihilism, atheism and so on.
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