The Death of Ivan Ilyich (Paperback)

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Description


Tolstoy's most famous novella is an intense and moving examination of death and the possibilities of redemption, here in a powerful translation by the award-winning Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.
Ivan Ilyich is a middle-aged man who has spent his life focused on his career as a bureaucrat and emotionally detached from his wife and children. After an accident he finds himself on the brink of an untimely death, which he sees as a terrible injustice. Face to face with his mortality, Ivan begins to question everything he has believed about the meaning of life. "The Death of Ivan Ilyich "is a masterpiece of psychological realism and philosophical profundity that has inspired generations of readers.

About the Author


Nikolai Tolstoy is a highly recognized and acclaimed historian and biographer. He was the sole beneficiary of his stepfather's will and is one of the trustees of O'Brian's estate.

Pevear is a poet and translator.

Praise For…


 “The English-speaking world is indebted to these two translators.” —Orlando Figes, The New York Review of Books
 
“Excellent. . . . The duo has managed to convey the rather simple elegance of Tolstoy’s prose.” —The New Criterion
 
“Pevear and Volokhonsky’s new version is . . .  flexible individuated, immediate.” —The Nation

“Well translated. As a lover of Tolstoy’s work, one couldn’t ask for more, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.” —André Alexis, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780307951335
ISBN-10: 0307951332
Publisher: Vintage Books
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2012
Pages: 53
Language: English