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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Before Ognev stood Kuznetsov's daughter Vera, a girl of one-and- twenty, as
usual melancholy, carelessly dressed, and attractive. Girls who are dreamy and
spend whole days lying down, lazily reading whatever they come across, who
said Ognev. "Here you must turn back." Vera stopped and drew a breath. "Let us
sit down," she said, sitting down on one of the posts. "People generally sit down
when they say good-bye before starting on a journey." Ognev settled himself ...
Eh?" Vera pressed the palm of her hand to the cheek nearest to Ognev, and then
abruptly jerked it away. "An awful position!" she murmured, with a look of pain on
her face. "Awful!" "How is it awful?" asked Ognev, shrugging his shoulders and ...
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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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