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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A little way off from me sat Savka. With his legs tucked under him like a Turk and
his head hanging, he looked pensively at Kutka. Our hooks with live bait on them
had long been in the river, and we had nothing left to do but to abandon ...
said Savka, stuffing a scone into his mouth. "Ye-es ... I," she muttered, dropping
on the ground a bundle of some sort and looking sideways at me. "Yakov sent his
greetings to you and told me to give you . . . something here " "Come, why tell ...
Savka was an excellent sportsman and fisherman when he liked, but his talents
in this direction were as completely thrown away as his strength. He was too
slothful to do things in the routine way, and vented his passion for sport in
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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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