Social Anxiety Support Forum banner

Have you read War And Peace?

  • Yes

    Votes: 5 10.2%
  • No

    Votes: 18 36.7%
  • No, but I intend to.

    Votes: 11 22.4%
  • No, and I never will.

    Votes: 15 30.6%
1 - 20 of 37 Posts

·
Retired Enforcer
Joined
·
19,112 Posts
I understand that it gained something in the translation.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
38,431 Posts
Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I haven't and I never intend to.

After all these years on SAS this was the only question I could think of that had not previously been asked in our voting booth.

I checked Amazon and the paperback version is 1,296 pages and weighs just a bit under 3 pounds.
 

·
unashamed perv
Joined
·
1,786 Posts
I feel like I ought to read it. Is there a good translation? I tried reading a couple of Russian classics in rather painful translations, and it kind of put me off. Mind you, one of them was Solzhenitsyn's Cancer Ward, I'm sure that's pretty depressing in any language...
 

·
Après moi, le déluge
Joined
·
5,682 Posts
I plan on reading it. I read Anna Karenina last fall. I hear War and Peace is supposed to be better. I've actually downloaded it from Project Gutenberg, but I have too many actual books to read, before I get to the e-books.

Have a nice day,
Kelly :)
 

·
resident classicist
Joined
·
4,408 Posts
I'll probably read it over the summer. I've got the Pevear and Volokhonsky translation on my bookshelf just waiting to be read.
 

·
crazy
Joined
·
2,067 Posts
I've tried novels like that before, but never got much out of them. Like Anna Karenina. Didn't the guy fall in love with some girl, and ended up marrying her? That just made me jealous. Love is supposed to be unrequited! :rain

I know, I get jealous really easily. :roll
 

·
Après moi, le déluge
Joined
·
5,682 Posts
I've tried novels like that before, but never got much out of them. Like Anna Karenina. Didn't the guy fall in love with some girl, and ended up marrying her? That just made me jealous. Love is supposed to be unrequited! :rain

I know, I get jealous really easily. :roll
Well, considering how well that all worked out, you probably have no reason to be jealous. ;)

Have a nice day,
Kelly :)
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
837 Posts
Yeah I had to for a literature class. It was in two volumes. Boring and pretentious crap if you ask me. If you're not Russian I don't really see what can possibly interest you in that book.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,048 Posts
"Did you know that the original title for War and Peace was War, What Is It Good For?" but his wife urged to him to change the name:)
 

·
resident classicist
Joined
·
4,408 Posts
I've tried novels like that before, but never got much out of them. Like Anna Karenina. Didn't the guy fall in love with some girl, and ended up marrying her? That just made me jealous. Love is supposed to be unrequited! :rain

I know, I get jealous really easily. :roll
You must have stopped reading in the middle, lol.
 
1 - 20 of 37 Posts
Top