2016年1月3日 星期日

Crime and Punishment

The first part of Fyodor Dostoevsky's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT appeared in the January 1866 issue of "The Russian Messenger." It was published in twelve monthly installments (the last in December 1866), and later published as a novel.
"All is in a man's hands and he lets it all slip from cowardice, that's an axiom. It would be interesting to know what it is men are most afraid of. Taking a new step, uttering a new word is what they fear most."
--from Crime and Punishment
Raskolnikov, an impoverished student living in the St. Petersburg of the tsars, is determined to overreach his humanity and assert his untrammeled individual will. When he commits an act of murder and theft, he sets into motion a story that, for its excruciating suspense, its atmospheric vividness, and its depth of characterization and vision is almost unequaled in the literatures of the world. The best known of Dostoevsky’s masterpieces, Crime and Punishment can bear any amount of rereading without losing a drop of its power over our imaginations. Dostoevsky’s drama of sin, guilt, and redemption transforms the sordid story of an old woman’s murder into the nineteenth century’s profoundest and most compelling philosophical novel. Award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky render this elusive and wildly innovative novel with an energy, suppleness, and range of voice that do full justice to the genius of its creator. Pevear & Volokhonsky Translation. READ an excerpt here: http://knopfdoubleday.com/…/crime-and-punish…/9780679420293/

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