Next book on the list of the Quadrangle Society Book Club is Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, (Recommended edition: The Death Of Ivan Ilyich and Other Stories by Leo Tolstoy translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky). It will be presented by Gilbert Reid on Monday, November 4, 2013.
Gilbert Reid recommends the translation by a husband-and-wife team Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear, who have been working together since the eighties. They have done new translations of a number of Russian classics, including works by Dostoevsky, Gogol, Pasternak and Chekhov. Their best-known works are translations of Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, and War and Peace, published in 2007.