Friday, October 19, 2007

War and Peace and a Kitten

Brick was excited because the new Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokonsky translation of War and Peace came out on Monday. They are a married couple who translate Russian classics into English. Their collaboration and their closeness results in especially accurate and poetic texts. This is Brick's new kitten seated atop War and Peace.

1 comment:

Mrs. Kleechton said...

You should name the cat - Kitta.
Or, how about Leo in honor of Leo Tolstoy? Or perhaps just call him or her "Tolstoy".

The new translation is exciting news, however, I've always been partial to Constance Garnett.