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Peter Constantine

2 contributions found for Russian Life and/or Chtenia.

Peter Constantine is a prolific translator from several languages into English. He was awarded the National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov: Thirty-Eight New Stories. His translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel received the Koret Jewish Literature Award and a National Jewish Book Award citation. He has also translated Gogol’s Taras Bulba and Tolstoy’s The Cossacks. He is a senior editor at Conjunctions.

In Autumn

Chtenia: Fall 2017
A lesser known story by the master of the short story and drama.
Author: Anton Chekhov
Translator: Peter Constantine

The Song

Chtenia: Fall 2015
Babel’s “The Song” comes from his Red Cavalry cycle, a volume of short stories about the Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921). As in many of these pieces, Babel contrasts the narrator’s intellectual, poetic outlook with the brutalities and horrors of war.
Author: Isaac Babel
Translator: Peter Constantine