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Initial post: Jun 28, 2012 11:57:42 AM PDT
N. Rourke says:
Okay, I'm going to start a BIG debate. So cool it, just give me a simple (if there is such a thing with this book) answer please. And yes, I've been avoiding W&P for about 50 years! But need to read it.

So here's my ???: Which Kindle version should I get? Not really into so much scholarly nit picking about footnotes etc...just want to read the book (maybe).


Posted on Jul 24, 2012 10:06:26 AM PDT
enderbyFX says:
I like the Pevear and Volokhonsky translations of Russian works. The footnotes really helped me with this book, and I actually did not mind them.
I am cheap, but I thought this translation was worth the extra cost. I avoided W&P until my mid50s.
These translators have done other works, and feel they have made the books more accessible and interesting. They strive to keep the original author's tone and style.
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