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I read this after purchasing tickets for the opera and reading Seth's "The Golden Gate," which was inspired by this Russian novel in verse. While I really enjoyed this translation, I did not find it as enjoyable as Seth's novel; I don't know much about imperialist Russia and found the translation to be difficult to follow at times. Despite this, I think Falen did a wonderful job of translating the novel for us English speakers who don't know a word of Russian. He managed to convey both the plot and the "Onegin Stanza" well. I would reccommend this novel to those who have read The Golden Gate and those who have an appreciation for Russian Literature.
Review: Eugene OneginUser Review - Mary Ronan Drew - Goodreads
Not for me. I gave up and returned the book to the library. Perhaps another time. My database tells me I read it about 35 years ago. I remember nothink. Read full review