On 8 June the Pushkin House hosted an evening with translators Larissa Volohhonskaia and her husband Richard Piver, who will present their translation of a collection of plays by Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin. They read extracts from two plays from The Little Tragedies: “A Feast in the Time of the Plague” and “The Miserly Knight”, which are still relevant today, raising themes of pandemics and wars. We also heard an excerpt from the translation of The Captain’s Daughter. All the works chosen by the translators raise fundamental ethical questions.
Correspondent Evan Harvey, Literature Initiative