Dead Souls (Paperback)
New York Review of Books, 9781590173763, 432pp.
Publication Date: July 17, 2012
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.
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Praise For Dead Souls…
“Gogol's Dead Souls, has achieved a magnificent re-birth. . . . Rayfield's translation is one that Vladimir Nabokov would unreservedly admire. . . . A big, beautiful book and a mould-breaking classic reinvigorated.”
-William Boyd, The Guardian