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February 5, 2010
Translators Just Need to be Loved
By Paul E. Richardson

A response to another publisher's blog post about our comparative analysis of two competing translations of Ilf and Petrov's Zolotoy Telyonok...

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Tags: ilf and petrov, little golden calf, bender, ostap bender, open letter, chad post
May 5, 2009
Must See Films, Must Read Fiction
By Paul E. Richardson

In our 100th issue, we have a long feature, "100 Things Everyone Should Know About Russia," with loads of factoids, notes, lists and essays. We figured our list of the "must read" fiction and "must see" movies would be a bit contentious (and certainly foreshortened). So we are posting the lists here for reader comment and supplementation...

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Tags: film, fiction, literature, books, movies, arts
March 20, 2009
Happy Birthday Nikosha Gogol!
By Paul E. Richardson

Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol is one of Russia's greatest and yet least appreciated writers. Fyodor Dostoyevsky, author of Crime and Punishment, The Brothers Karamazov and other classics, said that "we all came out of Gogol's Overcoat." What he meant is that Gogol was completely unlike any Russian writer who preceded him, and that all Russian literature that followed was indebted to him.

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Tags: gogol, literature, nabokov, dostoyevsky
March 1, 2009
Gogol Links
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January 1, 2009
Chtenia 5: Literal Poem Translations

Literal translations of poems from issue 5 of Chtenia.

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Tags: poetry, kudasheva, translation, winter