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Crime and Punishment A New Translation

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ISBN-10: 1631495313

ISBN-13: 9781631495311

Edition: 2019

Authors: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R. Katz

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Published to great acclaim and fierce controversy in 1866, Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment has left an indelible mark on global literature and on our modern world. Declared a PBS "Great American Read," Michael Katz's sparkling new translation gives new life to the story of Raskolnikov, an impoverished student who sees himself as extraordinary and therefore free to commit crimes--even murder--in a work that best embodies the existential dilemmas of man's instinctual will to power. Embracing the complex linguistic blend inherent in modern literary Russian, Katz "revives the intensity Dostoevsky's first readers experienced, and proves that Crime and Punishment still has the power to…    
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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 1/15/2019
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.20" wide x 9.30" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

One of the most powerful and significant authors in all modern fiction, Fyodor Dostoevsky was the son of a harsh and domineering army surgeon who was murdered by his own serfs (slaves), an event that was extremely important in shaping Dostoevsky's view of social and economic issues. He studied to be an engineer and began work as a draftsman. However, his first novel, Poor Folk (1846), was so well received that he abandoned engineering for writing. In 1849, Dostoevsky was arrested for being a part of a revolutionary group that owned an illegal printing press. He was sentenced to be executed, but the sentence was changed at the last minute, and he was sent to a prison camp in Siberia instead.…