Eugene Onegin : A Novel in Verse: Text (Vol. 1), Paperback / softback Book

Eugene Onegin : A Novel in Verse: Text (Vol. 1) Paperback / softback

Part of the Princeton Classics series

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When Vladimir Nabokov's translation of Pushkin's masterpiece Eugene Onegin was first published in 1964, it ignited a storm of controversy that famously resulted in the demise of Nabokov's friendship with critic Edmund Wilson.

While Wilson derided it as a disappointment in the New York Review of Books, other critics hailed the translation and accompanying commentary as Nabokov's highest achievement.

Nabokov himself strove to render a literal translation that captured "the exact contextual meaning of the original," arguing that, "only this is true translation." Nabokov's Eugene Onegin remains the most famous and frequently cited English-language version of the most celebrated poem in Russian literature, a translation that reflects a lifelong admiration of Pushkin on the part of one of the twentieth century's most brilliant writers.

Now with a new foreword by Nabokov biographer Brian Boyd, this edition brings a classic work of enduring literary interest to a new generation of readers.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 380 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Poetry
  • ISBN: 9780691181011

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