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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And to her horror Nellie saw that the doctor was as delirious as her husband.
What was to be done? "I must go for the Zemstvo doctor," she decided. Then
again there followed darkness, a cutting cold wind, lumps of frozen earth. She
was suffering in body and in soul, and delusive nature has no arts, no deceptions
to compensate these sufferings Then she saw against the grey background how
her husband every spring was in straits for money to pay the interest for the
mortgage to the ...
For five years I was a village schoolmaster and lost my post through the intrigues
of the Zemstvo. I was the victim of false witness. I have been out of a place for a
year now." Skvortsov, a Petersburg lawyer, looked at the speaker's tattered dark
blue overcoat, at his muddy, drunken eyes, at the red patches on his cheeks, and
it seemed to him that he had seen the man before. "And now I am offered a post
in the Kaluga province," the beggar continued, "but I have not the means for the ...
After resting and finding who was the president of the District Zemstvo, he had set
off at once on foot to Kuznetsov. He had to walk three miles through lush
meadows and young copses. Larks were hovering in the clouds, filling the air
with silvery notes, and rooks flapping their wings with sedate dignity floated over
the green cornland. "Good heavens!" Ognev had thought in wonder; "can it be
that there's always air like this to breathe here, or is this scent only to-day, in
honour of my ...
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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
Early short stories, 1883-1888Gebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
This fab duo sport 110 of Chekhov's shorts (70 Early and 40 Later). Along with the text, this additionally includes a brief biography and an introduction by editor Foote. Good stuff. Volledige review lezen
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