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It is as if a sound-proof wall separated Pushkin's poetic novel from the English-reading world. Penguin Books Ltd, Hannondsworth, Middlesex, England Penguin Books, 625 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022, U. Z.) Ltd, 182-190 Wairau Road, Auckland 10, New Zealand This translation first published 1977 Published with minor revisions and an Introduction in Penguin Classics 1979 Copyright © Charles Johnston, 1977, 1979 Introduction copyright © John Bayley, 1979 All rights reserved Made and printed in Great Britain by Hazell Watson & Viney Ltd, Aylesbury, Bucks Set in Intertype Lectura Except in the United States of America, this book is sold subject to the condition that it shall not, by way of trade or otherwise, be lent, re-sold, hired out, or otherwise circulated without the publisher's prior consent in any form of binding or cover other than that in which it is published and without a similar condition including this condition being imposed on the subsequent purchaser Few foreign masterpieces can have suffered more than Eugene Onegin from the English translator's failure to convey anything more than -- at best -- the literal meaning.No moralizing from this joker; a mild rebuke was his worst mark, and then a stroll in Letny Park.IV But when the hour of youthful passion struck for Evgeny, with its play of hope and gloom, romantic-fashion, it was goodbye, Monsieur l'Abbé.The brio of the Russian text partly depends on a lavish use not only of French and other foreign words, but of slang and of audacious Byronic-type rhymes.

III After a fine career, his father had only debts on which to live.It can try to convey the poet's tone of voice, whether world-weary or romantic, the sparkle of his jokes, the flavour of his epigrams, the snap of his final couplets.None of these effects can emerge from a purely literal unrhymed translation.In fact, to offset the inevitable loss in verbal exactness, a rhyming version can aim at a different sort of accuracy, an equivalence or parallelism conveying, however faintly, the impact of the original.Apart from the overall difficulty of his task, the translator with ambitions of this type will find that Pushkin's work presents him with two particular problems.

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