Translated by Richard Pevear & Larissa Volokhonsky.
Knopf: 1994. First thus. Hardcover in a jacket. Very good.
“You cannot imagine what sorrow and anger seize one's whole soul when a great idea, which one has long and piously revered, is picked up by some bunglers and dragged into the street, to more fools like themselves, and one suddenly meets it in the flea market, unrecognizable, dirty, askew, absurdly presented, without proportion, without harmony, a toy for stupid children.”