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Volokhonsky, Larissa

Overview
Works: 65 works in 397 publications in 1 language and 26,352 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Romance fiction  Historical fiction  Political fiction  Didactic fiction  War fiction  Psychological fiction  Novels  Satire 
Roles: Translator, Editor, Annotator, Other, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PG3366, 891.733
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Most widely held works about Larissa Volokhonsky
 
Most widely held works by Larissa Volokhonsky
Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 2,391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tolstoy's epic novel of love, destiny and self-destruction, in a gorgeous new clothbound edition from Penguin Classics. 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. This acclaimed modern translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky won the PEN/ Book of the Month Club Translation Prize in 2001. Their translation is accompanied in this edition by an introduction by Richard Pevear and a preface by John Bayley. "The new and brilliantly witty translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky is a must". (Lisa Appignanesi, Independent, Books of the Year). "Pevear and Volokhonsky are at once scrupulous translators and vivid stylists of English, and their superb rendering allows us, as perhaps never before, to grasp the palpability of Tolstoy's "characters, acts, situations""
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 2,379 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 )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2017 in English and held by 1,996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man must endure relentless physical and mental punishments as retribution for his act of murder
War and peace by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Pevear and Volokhonsky, the bestselling, award-winning translators of "Anna Karenina" and "The Brothers Karamazov," comes a brilliant, engaging, and eminently readable translation of Tolstoy's master epic
The possessed by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

19 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,288 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 idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

11 editions published between 1869 and 2003 in English and held by 1,080 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
The unwomanly face of war : an oral history of women in World War II by Svetlana Aleksievich( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 967 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
Doctor Zhivago by Boris Leonidovich Pasternak( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 933 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 )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 893 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 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 870 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 861 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
The eternal husband and other stories by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 597 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 581 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
The death of Ivan Ilyich and other stories by Leo Tolstoy( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a new translation of Tolstoy's most important short fiction. Here are eleven stories from the mature author, some autobiographical, others moral parables, and all imaginative, transcendent, and evocatively drawn. They include The Prisoner of the Caucasus, inspired by Tolstoy's experiences as a soldier in the Chechen War, and one of only two of his works that Tolstoy himself considered "good art"; Hadji Murat, the novella Harold Bloom called "the best story in the world," featuring the real-life war hero Hadji Murat, a Chechen rebel who ravaged his Russian occupiers only to defect to the Russian side after a falling-out with his own commander; The Devil, a tale of sexual obsession based on Tolstoy's relationship with a married peasant woman on his estate in the years before his marriage; and the celebrated The Death of Ivan Ilyich, an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption."--Jacket
The enchanted wanderer : and other stories by N. S Leskov( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents newly translated verions of seventeen of Leskov's short stories, inspired by oral storytelling traditions, that range from the fantastical to the satirical to the tragic
The adolescent by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The narrator and protagonist of Dostoevsky's novel The Adolescent" "(first published in English as A Raw Youth) is Arkady Dolgoruky, a na-ve 19-year-old boy bursting with ambition and opinions. The illegitimate son of a dissipated landowner, he is torn between his desire to expose his father's wrongdoing and the desire to win his love. He travels to St. Petersburg to confront the father he barely knows, inspired by an inchoate dream of communion and armed with a mysterious document that he believes gives him power over others. This new English version by the most acclaimed of Dostoevsky's translators is a masterpiece of pathos and high comedy
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There have always been two versions of Chekhov's heartrending and humorous masterwork: the one with which we are all familiar, staged by Konstatine Stanislavski at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1904, and the one Chekhov had originally envisioned. Now, for the first time, both are available and published here in a single volume in translations by the renowned playwright Richard Nelson and Richard Peavar and Larissa Volokhonsky, the foremost contemporary translators of classic Russian literature. Shedding new light on this most revered play, the translators reconstructed the script Chekhov first submitted and all of the changes he made prior to rehearsal. The result is a major event in the publishing of Chekhov's canon. Richard Nelson's many plays include Rodney's Wife, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Drama Desk-nominated Franny's Way and Some Americans Abroad, Tony Award-nominated Two Shakespearean Actors and James Joyce's The Dead (with Shaun Davey), for which he won a Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical, and the critically acclaimed, searing play cycle, The Apple Family Plays. Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky have produced acclaimed translations of Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, and Mikhail Bulgakov. Their translations of The Brothers Karamazov and Anna Karenina won the 1991 and 2002 PEN/Book-of-the-Month Club Translation Prizes. Pevvear, a native of Boston, and Volokhonsjky, of St. Petersburg, are married to each other and live in Paris."--
 
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Anna Karenina : a novel in eight parts
Alternative Names
Volkhonsky, Larissa

Volohonskaâ, Larisa.

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The brothers KaramazovCrime and punishmentWar and peaceThe possessedThe idiotDoctor ZhivagoAnna Karenina : a novel in eight partsThe master and Margarita