My translation of Tolstoy’s novella Childhood is now out in paperback! Please check it out at the links below:

Childhood, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (paperback)

Childhood, Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy (Kindle ebook)

This was a fun project for me, and hopefully also adds something to the fairly limited pool of English translations of Tolstoy’s early works. The Kindle ebook is DRM-free, and the book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license. I self-published, doing the typesetting myself in LaTeX, which was an enjoyable experience.

My path to completing a (short) book-length translation ran through a lot of years of dabbling, starting as an undergraduate almost fifteen years ago. I undertook this project with serious intentions and hope the translation stands up as a serviceable first effort. I’m doing what I can to improve my craft as a non-professional translator. Please let me know what you think — corrections and actionable feedback will be taken seriously and will feed into improved editions of this book and future translations!

I think my next project will be to tackle Gogol’s “The Nose” and Dostoevsky’s The Double together.

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