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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For half an hour I kept my eyes on the placard. Its white attracted my eyes, and,
as it were, hypnotised my brain. I tried to read it, but my efforts were in vain. At last
the strange disease got the upper hand. The rumble of the carriages began to ...
The postman jumped up, sat down, looked with blank eyes round the hut, and lay
down again. "But when are you going?" Savely pattered away. "That's what the
post is for — to get there in good time, do you hear? I'll take you." The postman ...
Vassilyev sat up, and tears glistened in his eyes. An expression of bitter distress
came into his pale face. His chin quivered. "You laugh at the deceit of cheating
clerks and faithless wives," he said, "but no clerk, no faithless wife has cheated as
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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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