A Hero of Our Time, by Mikhail Lermontov

hero of our time coverA Hero of Our Time
by Mikhail Lermontov

Translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz

Introduction by Gary Shteyngart

Modern Library, 2004

Military life in the Caucasus, bandits, duels, romance--at the hands of a passionate adventurer with "a restless imagination, an insatiable heart. That is Pechorin, and also Lermontov. If you have a personal all-time bestseller list, make room for A Hero of our Time. -- Alan Furst

Praise for the Translation

"It's high time an up-to-date and idiomatic version of A Hero of Our Time was made available to American readers. Marian Schwartz's translation of Lermontov's classic adventure novel captures all the suppleness and wit of Lermontov's prose, the fine texture of his descriptions and the galloping rhythm of his narrative passages. This is a fine addition to the Modern Library." — Michael Scammell

"Military life in the Caucasus, bandits, duels, romance–at the hands of a passionate adventurer with "a restless imagination, an insatiable heart." That is Pechorin, and also Lermontov. If you have a personal all-time bestseller list, make room for A Hero of our Time." — Alan Furst

"In Russia Mikhail Lermontov is considered one of the greatest writers of the nineteenth century. Marian Schwartz's compelling translation shows us why." — Peter Constantine

"Before James Dean — or even Colin Farrell — there was Pechorin, the bad boy hero of Lermontov's famous novella, which has been appropriately modernized by Marian Schwartz, one of our greatest Russian translators." — Boldtype, October 2004

 

 

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