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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It was wearisome to watch, and it seemed as though one would never reach it, as
though it were running away from the chaise. Father Christopher and Kuzmitchov
were silent. Deniska lashed the horses and kept shouting to them, while ...
Yegorushka sauntered back to the chaise, and to while away the time went again
to the trickle of water. And again there was the sound of the dreary song. It was
the same long-legged peasant woman in the hamlet over the hill. Yegorushka's ...
His coat swung its skirts, his back bent into a bow, and his pale face twisted into a
smile that suggested that to see the chaise was not merely a pleasure to him, but
actually a joy so sweet as to be painful. "Oh dear! oh dear!" he began in a thin ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JVioland - LibraryThing
Absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended. In my opinion, he is the greatest short story writer of all time. Volledige review lezen
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