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    Best English translation?

    I am attempting to build a personal classics library with modern editions with the best translations. It's a bit cheesy, but I'm trying to do something like this poster, buying from "classics editions", so long as the translations and notes are good. I already own an old copy of the Signet Classics of this novel, and I'm not sure if it's good or not.

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    Amazon's comments are a great place to find detailed comparisons of translations.

    http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Karam...owViewpoints=1
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    what's best. maybe someone that's read them all could answer. I am reading this one:

    http://www.amazon.com/Brothers-Karam...3427828&sr=1-7

    Dostoevsky can write a little and it it seems as always Norton has got it right. Little to complain of regards translation. Rework, I believe of the earlier Constance Garnett translation.

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    The Pevear/Volokhonsky is most likely the greater translation. They have won countless awards for translating Russian Literature, so you cannot go wrong.
    "The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them."
    Chekhov

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    that's the one H. Bloom recommends in his book "Genius".

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