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Pevear, Richard 1943-

Overview
Works: 106 works in 528 publications in 1 language and 32,939 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Romance fiction  Political fiction  Didactic fiction  War fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  Psychological fiction 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Annotator, Other, Illustrator, Contributor
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
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Most widely held works about Richard Pevear
 
Most widely held works by Richard Pevear
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina seems to have everything - beauty, wealth, popularity and an adored son. But she feels that her life is empty until the moment she encounters the impetuous officer Count Vronsky. Their subsequent affair scandalizes society and family alike and soon brings jealously and bitterness in its wake. Contrasting with this tale of love and self-destruction is the vividly observed story of Levin, a man striving to find contentment and a meaning to his life - and also a self-portrait of Tolstoy himself
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

31 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 2,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The violent lives of three sons are exposed when their father is murdered and each one attempts to come to terms with his guilt
Crime and punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

35 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 1,996 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 )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,629 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 complete short novels by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 1,577 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 possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 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
The three musketeers by Alexandre Dumas( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,079 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
The idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1869 and 2003 in English and held by 1,077 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, Dostoevsky produced a second novel with a very different man at its center. In The Idiot, the saintly Prince Myshkin returns to Russia from a Swiss sanatorium and finds himself a stranger in a society obsessed with wealth, power, and sexual conquest. He soon becomes entangled in a love triangle with a notorious kept woman, Nastasya, and a beautiful young girl, Aglaya. Extortion and scandal escalate to murder, as Dostoevsky's "positively beautiful man" clashes with the emptiness of a society that cannot accommodate his innocence and moral idealism. The Idiot is both a powerful indictment of that society and a rich and gripping masterpiece."--Jacket
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 925 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 )

19 editions published between 2000 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 unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, a collection of stories of women's experiences in World War II, both on the front lines, on the home front, and in occupied territories. Alexievich gives voice to women whose stories are lost in the official narratives, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private stories of individuals. Collectively, these women's voices provide a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of the war. When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, they praised her "polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time," and cited her for inventing "a new kind of literary genre."--Provided by publisher
The master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2016 in English and held by 866 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
Notes from underground by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A faithful translation of the classic written at the turn of the nineteenth to the twentieth century follows the narrator's withdrawal from his life as an official to the underground, where he makes passionate and obsessive observations on social utopianism and the irrational nature of humankind
Dead souls by Nikolaĭ Vasilʹevich Gogolʹ( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic masterpiece about Chechikov, a trafficker in souls (adult male serfs), who can still be of profit even when dead
Mister Cat-and-a-half by Richard Pevear( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 840 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 )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 767 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 626 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 )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 593 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
The double ; and, the gambler by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have given us the definitive version of Fyodor Dostoevsky's strikingly original short novels, The Double and The Gambler. The Double is a surprisingly modern hallucinatory nightmare-foreshadowing Kafka and Sartre-in which a minor official named Goliadkin becomes aware of a mysterious doppelganger, a man who has his name and his face and who gradually and relentlessly begins to displace him with his friends and colleagues. The Gambler is a stunning psychological portrait of a young man's exhilarating and destructive addiction to gambling, a compulsion that Dostoevsky-who once gambled away his young wife's wedding ring-knew intimately from his own experience. In chronicling the disastrous love affairs and gambling adventures of Alexei Ivanovich, Dostoevsky explores the irresistible temptation to look into the abyss of ultimate risk that he believed was an essential part of the Russian national character."--Publisher's website
Night talk and other poems by Richard Pevear( Book )

9 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in English and held by 318 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
 
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The brothers KaramazovCrime and punishmentWar and peaceThe complete short novelsThe possessedThe three musketeersThe idiotDoctor Zhivago