Crime and Punishment: A Norton Critical Edition / Edition 1 available in Paperback
“These are the voices of Crime and Punishment in all their original, dazzling variety: pensive, urgent, defiant, and triumphant. This new translation by Michael Katz revives the intensity Dostoevsky’s first readers experienced.” Susan McReynolds, Northwestern University
“Mesmerizingly good . . . the best, truest translation of Dostoevsky’s masterpiece into English. It’s a magnificent, almost terrifying achievement of translation, one that makes its predecessors, however worthy, seem safe and polite.” Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly
This Norton Critical Edition includes:
• Michael Katz’s “superb” (Times Literary Supplement) new translation of the world’s most-read Russian novel accompanied by his preface and detailed explanatory footnotes.
• Names of principal characters, a note on characters’ names, and a map of St. Petersburg.
• Key excerpts from Dostoevsky’s notebooks, letters, and his early draft of Part II, Chapter 2.
• Twenty-six scholarly essays on the novel from Russian, European, and American sources.
• A chronology and a selected bibliography.About the Series
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About the Author
Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote The Brothers Karamazov, Crime and Punishment, The Idiot, and many other novels.
Michael R. Katz is the C. V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies at Middlebury College. He has published translations of more than fifteen Russian novels, including Fathers and Children and Notes from Underground. He lives in Cornwall, Vermont.
Table of Contents
Names of Principal Characters ix
Note on the Characters' Names xi
The Text of Crime and Punishment 1
Backgrounds and Sources 381
MAP: The St. Petersburg of Crime and Punishment 383
From Dostoevsky's Notebooks 385
From Dostoevsky's Letters 390
To A. A. Krayevsky (June 8, 1865) 390
To M. N. Katkov (September 1865) 390
To A. Ye. Wrangel (February 18, 1866) 391
To M. N. Katkov (April 25, 1866) 392
Early Draft of Part II, Chapter 2 392
[The Nihilists and Raskolnikov's New Idea] N. Strakhov 397
[How Minute Changes of Consciousness Caused Raskolnikov to Commit Murder] Leo Tolstoy 398
The History of the Writing of the Novel Sergei V. Belov 400
[Religion of Suffering] Le Vicomte E.-M. de Vogüé 404
Crime and Punishment (1866) Vladimir Nabokov 409
[Dostoevsky's Search for Motives in the Notebooks] Konstantin Mochulsky 412
The First Sentence in Crime and Punishment, the Word "Crime," and Other Matters Vadim V. Kozhinov 417
Philosophical Pro and Contra in Part One of Crime and Punishment Robert Louis Jackson 424
The Death of Marmeladov Konrad Onasch 437
The Nihilism of Sonia Marmeladova Michael R. Katz 439
The Wisdom of a Iurodivaia Harriet Murav 447
Dunia Raskol'inikov-The Aesthetic Consequences of Virtue in Crime and Punishment Gary Rosenshield 451
Self-Sacrifice vs. Saving a Sister: The Roles of Sister and Brother Anna Berman 461
Traditional Symbolism in Crime and Punishment George Gibian 467
The World of Raskolnikov Joseph Frank 482
The Revolt Against Mother Earth Vyacheslav Ivanov 491
Recurrent Imagery in Crime and Punishment Ralph E. Matlaw 498
[The Problem of Guilt in Dostoevsky's Fiction] A. Bem 501
"It was I who killed the old woman and her sister …": Modes of Confession in Crime and Punishment Julian W. Connolly 503
[The Construction of the Novel] Leonid P. Grossman 513
[Dostoevski's Descriptions: The Characters and the Cily] 515
[Plot Structure and Raskolnikov's Oscillations] F. I. Evnin 517
[The Hero in Dostoevsky's Art; The Idea in Dostoevsky] Mikhail Bakhtin 524
Puzzle and Mystery, the Narrative Poles of Knowing: Crime and Punishment Michael Holquist 537
[Side shad owing and Its Possibilities; Disease #3, Hypothetical Time. Crime and Chronicity] Gary Saul Morson 554
[Raskolnikov, Karakazov, and the Etiology of a "New Word"] Claudia Verhoeven 558
A Triple Take? Crime and Punishment in Woody Allen's Cinematic Universe Ellen Chances 563
Fyodor Dostoevsky: A Chronology 571
Serialization of Crime and Punishment in The Russian Herald, 1866 573
Selected Bibliography 575