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By Nikolai Vasilevich Gogol

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Gogol's 1842 novel Dead Souls, a comic book masterpiece a few mysterious con guy and his gruesome sufferers, is likely one of the significant works of Russian literature. It used to be translated into English in 1942 through Bernard Guilbert Guerney; the interpretation used to be hailed by way of Vladimir Nabokov as "an terribly advantageous piece of work" and continues to be thought of the simplest translation of Dead Souls ever released. lengthy out of print, the Guerney translation of Dead Souls is now reissued. The textual content has been made extra devoted to Gogol's unique by way of elimination passages that Guerney inserted from prior drafts of Dead Souls. The textual content is followed via Susanne Fusso's advent and via appendices that current excerpts from Guerney's translations of alternative drafts of Gogol's paintings and letters Gogol wrote round the time of the writing and e-book of Deal Souls. "I am overjoyed that Guerney's translation of Dead Souls [is] on hand back. it truly is head and shoulders exceptionally the others, for Guerney knows that to 'translate' Gogol is unavoidably to adopt a poetic game, and he does so brilliantly."—Robert A. Maguire, Columbia University "The Guerney translation of Dead Souls is the single translation i do know of that makes any severe try to approximate the characteristics of  Gogol's style—exuberant, erratic, 'Baroque,' bizarre."—Hugh McLean, collage of California, Berkeley "A wonderfully revised and edited variation of Bernard Guerney's vintage English translation of Gogol's Dead Souls. the prestigious Gogol student Susanne Fusso could have introduced us as shut because the English reader might ever count on to come back to Gogol's masterpiece. No pupil, student, or common reader should want to pass over this up to date, sophisticated model of 1 of the main pleasant and stylish works of Russian literature."—Robert Jackson, Yale college

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As soon as he said that, Si-yeon slapped him in the face. 9. Packaging The next morning Si-bong and I took a walk around the apartment complex. It was divided into four sections. In between each section there were courtyards with small play areas, and at the end of the last section the land cut off in a steep stone embankment. On the walkways between each section there was a total of seven benches and of those, four were without backs. There were thirteen streetlamps and in the flower beds three poplars, nine cherry trees, and four persimmon trees.

Spread out in front of us were low-lying hills, pine trees and firs, all coated sparsely with the final remnants of snow. Si-bong and I looked at the clouds above the firs for a while. The trees looked like pillars, holding up the clouds. ” Si-bong continued to look at the clouds, then said, “Really? I know where my house is . . ” I said nothing as I looked at the dirt road that led up to the highway. The crisscrossing tire tracks in the dirt looked like the metal grates on our windows at the institution.

Mother and Son 9. A Question of Stance 10. In the Case of No Wrongdoing 11. Creating Wrong 12. What We Weren’t Able to Say 13. The Apology that Couldn’t Be Made on Someone Else’s Behalf 14. Father and Son 15. Waiting 16. Helping with the Apology 17. Helping Keep the Apology 18. The Apology That Comes from an Apology 19. And Then Someone Else Part Three: Cultivating Wrong 1. Reunion with the Caretakers 2. The Wrong That Still Lived 3. Digging Up Wrongs 4. Leaving Si-bong 5. The Lie 6. No One 7. The Apology I Didn’t Know 8.

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