21 December 2012

Pushkin's Eugene Onegin mentioned in Episode One


You can read Eugene Onegin on Project Gutenberg. Other version (including Kindle) are available here. However, better translations are available. The Penguin Classics version (translated by Charles Johnston) is highly recommended. I also liked the Douglas R. Hofstadter version.

The version available at Project Gutenberg is the Henry Spalding translation. (BTW, this is the same version available free on Kindle). The poetry just doesn't work as well for me. Alas, I hate to say it, but it's pretty much a great example of most poetry I dislike - more obsessed with meter and rhyming than the story.

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