Anton Chekhov: Early Short Stories, 1883-1888
Modern Library, 1999 - 642 pagina's
This collection, selected by Shelby Foote, presents seventy of Chekhov's early short stories, written between 1883 and 1888, in celebrated translations by Constance Garnett. One of the most memorable is "The Death of a Government Clerk, " a glorious parody in which a fawning official is undone by an ill-timed sneeze. "On the Road, " the history of an educated man's search for convictions, is one of Chekhov's finest dramatic stories and the source of his first full-length play, Ivanov. And in "The Steppe, " which marked a turning point in Chekhov's career, a boy's picaresque journey across the Russian heartland evokes the soul of Russia itself.
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Iona starts, and through his snow-plastered eyelashes sees an officer in a military
overcoat with a hood over his head. "To Vyborgskaya," repeats the officer. "Are
you asleep? To Vy- borgskaya!" In token of assent Iona gives a tug at the reins ...
Iona feels behind his back the jolting person and quivering voice of the
hunchback. He hears abuse addressed to him, he sees people, and the feeling of
loneliness begins little by little to be less heavy on his heart. The hunchback
swears at ...
misery is immense, beyond all bounds. If Iona's heart were to burst and his
misery to flow out, it would flood the whole world, it seems, but yet it is not seen. It
has found a hiding-place in such an insignificant shell that one would not have
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - jburlinson - LibraryThing
My only intention here is to comment on a couple of translations of some of Chekhov’s stories. Of the celestial stories themselves or their author’s supreme literary excellence, well I’m just not that ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JVioland - www.librarything.com
Absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended. In my opinion, he is the greatest short story writer of all time. Volledige review lezen
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