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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Getting entangled among the weeds and slipping on the mossy roots he finds his
hand in contact with the sharp pincers of a crayfish. "As though we wanted to see
you, you demon!" says Lubim, and he angrily flings the crayfish on the bank.
In one place the reeds were shaking and nodding, with their flowers rustling —
Styopka and Kiruha were hunting crayfish. "A crayfish, look, lads! A crayfish!"
Kiruha cried triumphantly and actually showed a crayfish. Yegorushka swam up
to the ...
They gave Yegorushka a spoon. He began eating, not sitting, but standing close
to the cauldron and looking down into it as in a hole. The grain smelt of fish and
fish-scales were mixed up with the millet. The crayfish could not be hooked out ...
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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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