Eugene Onegin: Commentary v. 2: A Novel in VersePaperback Princeton/Bollingen Paperbacks
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- Publisher: Princeton University Press
- Format: Paperback | 1056 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 201mm x 58mm | 1,021g
- Publication date: 21 January 1991
- Publication City/Country: New Jersey
- ISBN 10: 0691019045
- ISBN 13: 9780691019048
- Edition: 2
- Edition statement: 2nd ed.
- Sales rank: 424,605
This is the widely acclaimed translation of Russian literature's most seminal work. Pushkin's "novel in verse" has influenced Russian prose as well as poetry for more than a century. By turns brilliant, entertaining, romantic and serious, it traces the development of a young Petersburg dandy as he deals with life and love. Influeneced by Byron, Pushkin reveals the nature of his heroes through the emotional colorations found in their witty remarks, nature descriptions, and unexpected actions, all conveyed in stanzas of sonnet length (a form which became known as the Onegin Stanza), faithfully reproduced by Walter Arndt inthis Bollingen Prize translation.
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"Nabokov's translation and commentary, taken together, can best be considered as a sui generis work of art--perhaps his ultimate masterpiece."--J. Thomas Shaw, Slavic and East European Journal
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Available for the first time in an edition of two individual paperback books, Volume I contains Nabokov's introduction and his translation of Pushkin's novel, and Volume 2 contains his commentary and an index.