TALK: PROFESSOR TONY BRIGGS: 'A VIEW FROM THE TWIN PEAKS OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE'

A View from the Twin Peaks of Russian Literature with Emeritus Professor Anthony Briggs


The first person ever to have translated both Yevgeny Onegin and War and Peace into English looks back on an enthralling decade of commitment to Russian culture. What are the different challenges, problems and rewards of translating Pushkin's poetry (360-odd stanzas) and Tolstoy's prose (360-odd chapters)?


Professor Tony Briggs, formerly Head of Russian at Bristol and Birmingham Universities, is a leading authority on classical Russian literature, especially Pushkin and Tolstoy. A deluxe reprint of his War and Peace (Penguin Books) coincides with the first publication of his verse translation of Yevgeny Onegin (Pushkin Press).

Tickets for this talk are available by booking online at www.gbrussia.org