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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The two candles served only to light up a swarthy yellow face with a half-open
mouth and sharp nose. Billows of muslin were mingled in disorder from the face
to the tips of the two shoes, and from among the billows peeped out two pale ...
This was a tall, extremely emaciated peasant with a morose-looking, hairy face.
He was sitting on the bed, nodding his head and swinging his right arm all the
time like a pendulum. Pashka could not take his eyes off him for a long time.
I felt that as I gazed at her face. The way she looked, and the expression of her
face, suggested that the sea, the smoke in the distance, and the sky had bored
her long, long ago, and wearied her sight. She seemed to be tired, bored, and ...
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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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