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 Heritage Meets Heritage                   Dostoevsky as a Translator of Balzac 

My book describes young Dostoevsky’s experience as a translator of the famous novel by Balzac Eugénie Grandet and discusses how this encounter with Balzac’s text shaped his own writing. Comparing Balzac’s original and Dostoevsky’s free style translation side by side, it focuses on specific changes that Dostoevsky made and looks into the possible reasons behind his choices. The book also traces many textual connections between the themes and imagery of Eugénie Grandet and Dostoevsky’s major novels.

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