About David Garyan
Author and translator Rosamund Bartlett examines the parallel between Tolstoy’s depiction of unhappy, failed marriages and the breakdown of imperial Russia.
Why do we need a new translation of Anna Karenina? Rosamund Bartlett talks through her approach to Tolstoy’s masterpiece, and explains the ways in which she allows the translation to stand alone as a piece of prose.
Stanley Wells analyses the references to sexuality in Shakespeare’s plays and poems. From his earlier comedies, such as The Two Gentleman of Verona or Much Ado About Nothing, where he is unafraid to play with this topic, to his middle and last texts where he demonstrates a deeper preoccupation with the destructive potential of sexual desire. http://www.oup.com/shakespeare