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Michael R. Katz

Michael R. Katz was born in New York and educated at Williams College and the University of Oxford. He taught Russian language and literature at Williams College, the University of Texas at Austin, and Middlebury College, where he is the C. V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies. He is the author of two monographs—The Literary Ballad in Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature and Dreams and the Unconscious in Nineteenth-Century Russian Fiction—and the translator of over fifteen Russian novels into English, including works  by  Turgenev, Dostoevsky, and Tolstoy. He lives in Cornwall, Vermont.

Books by Michael R. Katz

  • 9780393976120 72

    Notes from Underground

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R. Katz

    Second Edition, Paperback, 2000

    The text for this edition of Notes from Underground is Michael Katz’s acclaimed translation of the 1863 novel, which is introduced and annotated specifically for English-speaking readers.
  • 9780393931501 72

    Tolstoy's Short Fiction

    Leo Tolstoy, Michael R. Katz

    Second Edition, Paperback, 2008

    Leo Tolstoy’s short works, like his novels, show readers his narrative genius, keen observation, and historical acumen—albeit on a smaller scale.
  • 9780393927979 72

    Fathers and Children

    Ivan Turgenev, Michael R. Katz, Michael R. Katz

    Second Edition, Paperback, 2008

    Michael R. Katz’s acclaimed translation of Turgenev’s greatest novel is again the basis for this Norton Critical Edition.
  • 9780393264272 72

    Crime and Punishment

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R. Katz

    First Edition, Paperback, 2019

    “These are the voices of Crime and Punishment in all their original, dazzling variety: pensive, urgent, defiant, and triumphant. This new translation by Michael Katz revives the intensity...
  • 9781631495311 72

    Crime and Punishment: A New Translation

    Fyodor Dostoevsky, Michael R. Katz

    Paperback, 2019

    An event to be celebrated, a Dostoesvsky translation that fully captures the literary achievements of the original.