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what's the best translation for him? heard that Pevear isn't any good
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>>7643831
>translation
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I also want to know the answer to this, so bump
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>>7643831
it's well established that garnett was one of the best translators of Chekhov.
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in the end though, it's always down to your personal preference. do you like literal translations, or a bit of liberties to be taken to preserve flow, close to period? or modern? grab a few excerpts, or hell, even a few stories, he wrote some very short ones, two or three pages, short enough to easily compare. I suggest and personally like garnett very much, but she's my favorite russian translator in the first place. good luck.
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