Redux: Pevear and Volokhonsky, Evan S. Connell, William Leo Coakley



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Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.


Happy Valentine’s Day! This week, we bring you our 2015 Art of Translation interview with the husband-and-wife team Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Evan S. Connell’s famous story “The Beau Monde of Mrs. Bridge,” and William Leo Coakley’s poem “The Marriage of Dionysus and Apollo.”

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Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, The Art of Translation No. 4
Issue no. 213 (Summer 2015)

We actually met because of Russian literature.

“The Beau Monde of Mrs. Bridge,” by Evan S. Connell
Issue no. 10 (Fall 1955)  

The black Lincoln that Mr. Bridge gave her on her 47th birthday was a size too long and she drove it as cautiously as she might have driven a locomotive.

“The Marriage of Dionysus and Apollo,” by William Leo Coakley
Issue no. 72 (Winter 1977)

They gave themselves themselves, it was a marriage
that needed no review of sanctification … 

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