Peter Carson

Translator, Deceased Person

1938 – 2013

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Who was Peter Carson?

Peter Carson was an English publisher, editor and translator of Russian literature. He was educated at Eton College and learnt Russian at home from his mother and during his National Service years at the Joint Services School for Linguists. He has translated two titles for Penguin Classics: several of Anton Chekhov's plays, and Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev. The latter was praised by reviewers in the Times and the TLS. Donald Rayfield wrote in the TLS: "If you want to get as close as an English reader can to enjoying Turgenev, Carson is probably the best."

He was married to Eleo Gordon.

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Born
Oct 3, 1938
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Eton College
Died
Jan 9, 2013

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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