New Translation: Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls

A recent title from the NYRB imprint
Nikolai Gogol, Dead Souls
The New York Review of Books has published a new translation of Nikolai Gogol's classic Russian novel, Dead Souls: 'Donald Rayfield's vigorous new translation corrects the mistakes and omissions of earlier versions while capturing the vivid speech rhythms of the original. It also offers a fuller text of the unfinished second part of the book by combining material from Gogol’s two surviving drafts into a single compelling narrative. This is a tour de force of art and scholarship—and the most authoritative, accurate, and readable edition of Dead Souls available in English.' [Read More]