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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And now before your eyes " Vassilyev's head sank on the pillow and he laughed.
"Nothing more absurd and stupid than such a change could possibly be
imagined. Chapter one: spring, love, honeymoon . . . honey, in fact; chapter two:
laughed the doctor. "Mammy, bye-bye!" Klimov laughed, too, and when the doctor
went away he fell into a sound sleep. He woke up with the same joyfulness and
sensation of happiness. His aunt was sitting near the bed. "Well, aunt," he said ...
He laughed aloud and shouted: "I say, lads, the old man has been brought to bed
of a boy in the night!" Kiruha laughed his bass laugh till he coughed. Someone
else laughed too, while Yegorushka crimsoned and made up his mind finally that
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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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