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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... are falling on the town. The pale light of the street lamps changes to a vivid
color, and the bustle of the street grows noiser. "Sledge to Vyborgskaya!" Iona
hears. "Sledge!" Iona starts, and through his snow-plastered eyelashes sees an
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 ...
Putting his fare down at Vyborgskaya, Iona stops by a restaurant, and again sits
huddled up on the box. . . . Again the wet snow paints him and his horse white.
One hour passes, and then another. . . . Three young men, two tall and thin, one ...
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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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