Friday, June 17, 2011

Excerpt from Anna Karenina

"Himmlisch ist's, wenn ich bezwungen
Meine irdishe Begier;
Aber doch wenn's nicht gelungen,
Hatt'ich auch recht hubsch Plaisir!"

Heavenly it would be to conquer
My earthly lusts;
But though I've not succeeded,
I still have lots of pleasure'
-Stanza from the libretto of Die Fledermaus

I recently purchased Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky. Penguin Classics donates 50% of profits to Global Fund to help eliminate AIDS in Africa.

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