Leonard Lopate interviews Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky on their latest project, a translation of NOTES FROM A DEAD HOUSE.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky's final novel gave Richard and Larissa their start in...
“We had yet another critic, at the very beginning, an old Russian émigré lady. When we first told her we were translating “The Brothers Karamazov,” she said, Oh, Dostoevsky, I hope you correct his awful style. I said, No, that is precisely what we’re going to keep.” —Larissa Volokhonsky