Wednesday, July 01, 2015

The Couple Who Are Finally Bringing Us The Dostoyevsky

The Couple Who Are Finally Bringing Us The Real Dostoevsky (Eat Your Heart Out, Constance Garnett)

pevear volokhonsky
“When we first told [this old Russian émigré lady] we were translating The Brothers Karamazov, she said, Oh, Dostoevsky, I hope you correct his awful style. I said, No, that is precisely what we’re going to keep.” A conversation with Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

“It seems like we’ve never been so overwhelmed with reboots, prequels, neverending series, and what Slate has called “famfic” — continuations of a series by the late author’s own family.”

A lock of hair taken from an unknown young Indigenous man in the 1920s has provided genetic evidence that Aboriginal Australians are descended from the first modern humans to walk out of Africa nearly 75,000 years ago.
The research was conducted by a team led by evolutionary biologist Eske Willerslev, director of the Centre for Ancient Genetics at the University of Copenhagen, and published in 2011.
"This proves an unbroken lineage over 2,500 generations — about 65 to 70,000 years," Dr Westaway said. Who were the first Australians