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Pevear, Richard 1943-

Overview
Works: 113 works in 551 publications in 1 language and 33,600 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Short stories  Political fiction  Romance fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  War fiction  Action and adventure fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PG3456.A15, 891.733
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Most widely held works about Richard Pevear
 
Most widely held works by Richard Pevear
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in English and held by 1,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will, Raskolnikov, and impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the Tsars, commits an act of murder and theft and sets into motion a story which, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its profundity of characterization and vision, is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a new translation of the classic reflecting the life and times of Russian society during the Napoleonic Wars, in a book accompanied by an index of historical figures, textual annotation, a chapter summary, and an introduction
The image of Chekhov : forty stories in the order in which they were written by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Steppe is an account of a nine-year-old boy's frightening journey by wagon train across the steppe of southern Russia. The Duel sets two decadent figures--a fanatical rationalist and a man of literary sensibility--on a collision course that ends in a series of surprising reversals. In The Story of an Unknown Man, a political radical spying on an important official by serving as valet to his son gradually discovers his own terminal illness has changed his long-held priorities in startling ways. Three Years recounts a complex series of ironies in the personal life of a rich but passive Moscow merchant. In My Life, a man renounces wealth and social position for a life of manual labor. The resulting conflict between the moral simplicity of his ideals and the complex realities of human nature culminates in a brief apocalyptic vision that is unique in Chekhov's work."--Page 2 of cover
The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In The Unwomanly Face of War, Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, on the home front, and in the occupied territories. These women--more than a million in total--were nurses and doctors, pilots, tank drivers, machine-gunners, and snipers. They battled alongside men, and yet, after the victory, their efforts and sacrifices were forgotten. Alexievich traveled thousands of miles and visited more than a hundred towns to record these women's stories. Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war--the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories."--Publisher's description
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This swashbuckling epic chronicles the adventures of d'Artagnan, a brash young man from the countryside who journeys to Paris in 1625 hoping to become a musketeer and guard to King Louis XIII. Before long he finds treachery and court intrigue-- and also three boon companions: the daring swordsmen Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. Together they strive heroically to defend the honor of their queen against the powerful Cardinal Richelieu and the seductive spy Milady
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Boris Pasternak's widely acclaimed novel comes gloriously to life in a magnificent new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhnosky, the award-winning translators of War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and to whom The New York Review of Books declared, "the English-speaking world is indebted." First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy--the novel was banned in the Soviet Union until 1988, and Pasternak declined the Nobel prize a year later under intense pressure from Soviet authorities--Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet-physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara: pursued, found, and lost again, Lara is the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Stunningly rendered in the spirit of Pasternak's original --resurrecting his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone--and including an introduction, textual annotations, and a translators' note, this edition of Doctor Zhivago is destined to become the definitive English translation of our time."--Jacket
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2012 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of Leo Tolstoy's novel "Anna Karenina", in which a woman of fine nature forsakes her husband for a lover, and after a bitter experience commits suicide
The master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov( Book )

31 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an English translation of the Russian novel written at the height of Stalin's regime, in which Satan, in the guise of a man named Woland, arrives in Moscow and begins to wreak havoc in the literary community, honing in on his real target, an author called The Master, who has written a novel about Pontius Pilate
Demons : a novel in three parts by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of The Possessed and a new title to go with it. The translators claim it better reflects the spirit of what basically is a novel of ideas, the demons of the title being the Western imports of idealism, socialism, materialism, nihilism, atheism and so on
Mister Cat-and-a-half by Richard Pevear( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cat with a reputation for being fierce is invited to dinner by the forest animals, where a chain of accidents ensures the continuation of this erroneous belief
The collected tales of Nikolai Gogol by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new translation of stories by a 19th century Russian master. One story is on a madman convinced that a dog can tell him everything he needs to know, another is on a downtrodden clerk whose life is changed by a new overcoat
Hail to mail by S Marshak( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A certified letter follows its intended recipient all over the world as the postal service attempts to catch up to him
The eternal husband and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five classic stories in a new translation. The title story is on a relationship between a husband and his wife's lover, while A Nasty Anecdote is a satire on a tsarist official who considers himself humane
Night talk and other poems by Richard Pevear( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The first thing I recognize as the beginning of a poem, "" writes Richard Pevear, ""is a distinct rhythm, not only of stress but of movement. Once I hear it, I can find words for it. But the essential thing, finally, is simultaneity-the completion of a shape, a thought, an emotion, a figure, all at the same time. The Trojan War, the figures of Greek tragedy, certain elements of the Gospels, the stories of Malory, are parts of my personal language."" Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-o
The Double by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most significant of the Russian novelist's early stories (1846) offers straight-faced treatment of hallucinatory theme. Golyadkin senior is ruthlessly persecuted by Golyadkin junior, his double in almost every respect
 
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Crime and punishment
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Pevear, Richard

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War and peaceThe image of Chekhov : forty stories in the order in which they were writtenThe three musketeersDoctor ZhivagoAnna Karenina : a novel in eight partsThe master and MargaritaDemons : a novel in three partsThe collected tales of Nikolai Gogol