Dostoevsky as a Translator of Balzac


The focus of the project is on the close study of  Dostoevsky’s first published work – his 1844 translation of Balzac’s Eugе́nie Grandet (1834).  Comparing the original and the translation side by side, the project aims to trace how the stylistic choices of young Dostoevsky predate the development of his own literary style.