Monday, November 1, 2010

Can you hear Lara's Theme in the Background?. . .

It's hard to convey how truly beautiful this new edition of Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago is, unless you are actually holding a copy.  The translators are the married dynamic duo of Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky who have recently done critically acclaimed translations of War and Peace, Anna Karenina and several Dostoevsky novels.  I've never read this classic before but started it last night, in preparation for the online discussion that will be taking place this month, hosted by Nonsuch Book.  There's plenty of time to join in - you have until November 16th to finish Part I, with discussion of the second part starting on November 30th.

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