Fine. Buy with confidence. One of the better publishers for affordable hardcovers of classic titles, usually uses good translations for foreign works, and typically contains sufficient notes/intro/contextual info.
Excellent series. Beautifully made books. Sewn signatures. There's about thirty books from them that I want to buy. I love that they pack multiple titles into one volume. E.g., Updike's Rabbit tetralogy, Didion's nonfiction, McCarthy's Border Trilogy. Love it.
They're under the same corporate umbrella as Vintage, so I hope they one day publish Mishima's Sea of Fertility books in one volume.
I've got a few of works of Russian authors and like them. The dustjackets are a bit shitty, but the hardcover underneath are classy and pretty. Quality is very good, and for the bookstore I use, the price isn't higher than most other publishers.
Translation choices in the works I have by Everyman have been fine as well. Maude for Tolstoy, and P&V for Gogol - one of the few instances I've encountered where P&V works well.
Lol there were literally two contrarian articles - one barely long enough to be called an article - that came after a deluge of decades-long praise for p&v and now /lit/ acts like they're shit translators.
>>7573504 probably less than 3 people here have even read karamazov more than once in different translations let alone with regards to comparing them. and none of them probably even speak russian. the anti pv jerk right now is hilariously cringe.
That's an extraordinary claim. Why do you think so, exactly?
I don't have confidence in their method. It's implied as being twice as good, but really the two of them, along with their respective non-fluencies (her English, his Russian), present twice as much opportunity for translational error. One significant example is how their translation of Notes from Underground presents the pathology of the Underground Man in a spiritual framework instead of a social/psychological one.
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