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Nabokov, "the Wretched Aksakov", and Early English Translations of Sergei Aksakov's Autobiographical Prose. Problems of Natural History

Windle, Kevin

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This article considers English translations of Sergei Aksakov‟s pastoral trilogy (1856-58), or parts of it, by �a Russian lady‟ (1871), James Duff (1916-24), and M. C. Beverley (1924), in the light of Vladimir Nabokov‟s pronouncements about literary translation in general and his dismissive statements about Aksakov as a writer. Particular attention is devoted to Aksakov‟s descriptions of the flora and wild life of the province of Ufa and the difficulties this posed for the translators. It...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/63845
Source: RUS - Revista de Literatura e Cultura Russa
DOI: .11606/issn.2317-4765.rus.2014.88707

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