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“As I begin the life-chronicle of my hero, Aleksey Fyodorovich Karamazov, I find myself in something of a quandary.”

translator: David McDuff (Penguin Books 1993)

“Starting out on the biography of my hero, Alexei Fyodorovich Karamazov, I find myself in some perplexity.”

translators: P/V (Vintage, 1992)

‘Nuff said…….

(and for some awful reason, the Vintage edition has the epigram and dedication on the copyright page – cheapo!)

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For an interesting take on the whole translation hype, have a look here.

 

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