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Eugene Onegin (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)

by Alexander Pushkin

The Man Behind the Masks: On Nabokov's Forewords 4

After all the humorous huffing and puffing, all the tricks and traps and underhand maneuvers on the author’s part, the forewords exist, after all, to locate the English-language versions of Nabokov’s books within the context of a person in exile.

The Private Library: What Books Reveal About Their Readers 5

On a page of Charles Darwin’s The Voyage of the HMS Beagle Round the World, Mark Twain wrote: “Can any plausible excuse be furnished for the crime of creating the human race?”

It's Not You, It's Me: Breaking Up With Books 76

Recently it struck me that the list of books I’ve started and not finished has grown quite formidable. I ask myself what this “means,” if it reflects some kind of moral devolution.

A Year in Reading: Jennifer Egan 1

The real achievement of Don Juan is the voice, unprecedented for its time: loose, casual, and utterly modern