Rule of Three--(in Crime and Punishment)

Gerald Cohen gcohen at UMR.EDU
Mon Feb 9 15:31:05 UTC 2004

This is from memory.  In Dostoyevsky's _Crime and Punishment_
Marmeladov's wife is distraught at the way things are going and says
in the midst of an outburst: "This thrice-accursed life!" That's the
exact Russian translation, but of course it isn't smooth English.
The translator was up to the task, though, and rendered her statement
as "Damn, damn, damn this life!"

Gerald Cohen

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