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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Fyodor gave up going out shooting, came home early, sat more taciturn than ever
, and stared with particular ill-humour at his wife. In my uncle's presence my tutor
gave up talking about epizootics, frowned, and even laughed sarcastically.
The Lord gave me a marvellous memory. Sometimes, if I read a thing once or
twice, I knew it by heart. My preceptors and patrons were amazed, and so they
expected I should make a learned man, a luminary of the Church. I did think of
Before taking the cauldron off the fire Styopka scattered into the water three big
handfuls of millet and a spoonful of salt; finally he tried it, smacked his lips, licked
the spoon, and gave a self-satisfied grunt, which meant that the grain was done.
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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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