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The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories

By Tolstoi, Leo

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Title: The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories  
Author: Tolstoi, Leo
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature and history, Literature & philosophy
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Tolstoy, L. (n.d.). The Kreutzer Sonata and Other Stories. Retrieved from http://self.gutenberg.org/


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Excerpt: On comparing with the original Russian some English translations of Count Tolstoi?s works, published both in this country and in England, I concluded that they were far from being accurate. The majority of them were retranslations from the French, and I found that the respective transitions through which they had passed tended to obliterate many of the beauties of the Russian language and of the peculiar characteristics of Russian life. A satisfactory translation can be made only by one who understands the language and spirit of the Russian people. As Tolstoi?s writings contain so many idioms it is not an easy task to render them into intelligible English, and the one who successfully accomplishes this must be a native of Russia, commanding the English and Russian languages with equal fluency.

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Contents TRANSLATOR?S PREFACE ........................................... 4 THE KREUTZER SONATA............................................. 6 IVAN THE FOOL........................................................... 96 A LOST OPPORTUNITY ............................................ 123 POLIKUSHKA .............................................................. 143 THE CANDLE.............................................................. 160

 

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