A Hero of Our Time (Paperback)

By Mikhail Yurievich Lermontov, Marian Schwartz (Translator), Gary Shteyngart (Introduction by)
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Introduction by Timothy Binyon Translated by Vladimir and Dmitri Nabokov

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author




Marian Schwartz has translated the works of Nina Berberova. She lives in Austin, TX.

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad in 1972, and came to the United States seven years later. His novel, The Russian Debutante's Handbook, won the Stephen Crane Award for First Fiction, was named a New York Times Notable Book, and was chosen as a best book of the year by the Washington Post Book World and Entertainment Weekly. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, and many other publications. He lives in New York City.

Praise For…


"It's high time an up-to-date and idiomatic version of A Hero of Our Time was made available to American readers. Marion Schwartz's translation of Lermontov's classic adventure novel captures all the suppleness and wit of Lermontov's prose, the fine texture of his descriptions and the galloping rhythm of his narrative passages. This is a fine addition to the Modern Library." -- Michael Scammell

“Military life in the Caucasus, bandits, duels, romance--at the hands of a passionate adventurer with "a restless imagination, an insatiable heart. That is Pechorin, and also Lermontov. If you have a personal all-time bestseller list, make room for A Hero of our Time. “-- Alan Furst

"In Russia Mikhail Lermontov is considered one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Marian Schwarz's compelling translation shows us why." -- Peter Constantine

Product Details
ISBN: 9780812970760
ISBN-10: 0812970764
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: July 13th, 2004
Pages: 208
Language: English