From the Russian, with Love
‘Anna Karenina’ Infinitely Translated
For many, Anna Karenina, first published in 1878, is the world’s greatest novel, and maybe the most loved. William Faulkner described it as “the best ever written,” and the same judgment was made in a 2007 Time poll of 125 contemporary authors. Yet most of us read it not in Tolstoy’s language, but our own.