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Pushkin Threefold

Alexander Pushkin, translated by Walter Arndt (Ardis, $29.95)

This collection of Pushkin’s work, presented in the original Russian, then in linear and metric translations (i.e. literal and rhyming), is a classic. Contains not just a large chunk of Evgeny Onegin, but also some 74 shorter Pushkin classics, masterfully chosen and translated by one the poet’s most gifted translators.

Originally published in the 1970s, this book has been out of print for some time, but now is brought back in this reprint edition, which should be in any Russophile’s library.

— Paul E. Richardson

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Reviewed in Russian Life: Jan/Feb 2012