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Searching for the best translation, any recommendations?

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Pasha Uhin James E. Falen's version is the best in my opinion (I'm Russian), it keeps the flow and rhythm of the original which reads very quickly and easily.
Joshua Powell I don't think there is a "best" with this one. The Arndt translation is probably still held up as the 'gold standard'. Nabokov's is equally derided and revered, it's somehow both clunky and precise - I loved it.

Onegin is short enough and fantastic enough that I say read multiple. Falen's is a great place to start.

If you enjoy audio books, Stephen Fry's reading of the Falen translation is fantastic and free http://fryreadsonegin.com/
Andy Lemieux Charles Johnston's is supposed to have less flowery and excessive language (Nabokov stated Arndt's has an error on every page). If you are looking for a translation that is faithful to the poetry Johnston's is probably best. If you want the best translation of the language with no regard for meter, Nabokov's in your choice. The Arndt seems lacking next to both of these.
Dmitry Karelin James E. Falen's work is a gem, accurate, delicate and for the lack of a better word inspired translation)
Marian I don't know Russian, so take my opinion with a grain of salt, but - I like Falen's best so far, if we're talking poetry.

Currently reading Roger Clarke, which is supposed to be a more literal translation in prose/free verse. I do notice a lot more detail in Clarke's version, so I can only hope it's indeed more literal.

Didn't particularly like Johnston's version, but I may be in the minority there. Stanley Mitchell's Penguin edition is decent. There's also a 19thc Henry Spalding translation on Project Gutenberg...it's interesting, but very thesaurus-y; I would avoid it if you have other options.
Tom Anyone familiar with Babette Deutsch translation (Heritage Press Edition, with Yarmolinsky intro).
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