Crime and Punishment: A New Translation


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6.0 X 9.4 X 1.5 inches | 1.4 pounds
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About the Author

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881) was a Russian novelist, short-story writer, and essayist. His work probed profound depths of human nature, with an indomitable insight into man's relationship with society, religion, and philosophical inquiry. Dostoevsky's first novel, Poor Folks (1846) immediately established his literary reputation. In 1849 he was arrested for his subversive political activities and spent eight months in imprisonment and four years in a labor camp. These experiences were the foundation for many of his works, including his masterpiece, Crime and Punishment(1866) His work and ideas had an enormous influence on 20th Century literature, psychological theory, and literary criticism.

Michael R. Katz was born in New York and educated at Williams College and the University of Oxford. He taught Russian language and literature at Williams College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Middlebury College, where he is the C. V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies. He is the author of two monographs--The Literary Ballad in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Dreams and the Unconscious in Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction--and the translator of over fifteen Russian novels into English, including works by Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. He lives in Cornwall, Vermont.


A rare Dostoevsky translation...a major contribution to the dissemination and understanding of the Russian novel.--William Mills Todd III, Harvard University