'Crime and Punishment' / The translator, Oliver Ready, in conversation with Rachel Polonsky
February 27, 2014Penguin Classics has published a new translation of Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, which is arguably the greatest Russian novel of all time. The novel "hinges on a murder scene of appalling violence and artistic brilliance, but what is the meaning of violence for Dostoevsky and his characters?" On Friday, March 7th Dr Oliver Ready, the translator of this exciting new edition, will be discussing the novel and the process involved in translating this classic.
Hosting the evening and in conversation with Oliver will be Rachel Polonsky, author of Molotov's Magic Lantern: A Journey in Russian History and lecturer at the Department of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge.
Dr Oliver Ready is Director of the Russkiy Mir Programme at St Antony's College Oxford. He is also the translator of The Prussian Bride and The Zero Train, by Yuri Buida, and Before and During, by Vladimir Sharov.
Time: Friday, March 7th at 19:00 - 20:00
Venue: Blackwells, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BQ.