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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He wanted to leap up and fall on his knees before the doctor, but felt that his arms
and legs would not obey him. "Your honor, where are my legs, where are my
arms!" "Say good-by to your arms and legs. . . . They've been frozen off. Come ...
When his elegant legs were exhausted, he brought his arms into play or jumped
up impulsively and went on all fours, trying to stand with his legs in the air. All this
he was doing with the utmost gravity, gasping and groaning painfully as though ...
lesson he taught her to stand and walk on her hind legs, which she liked
extremely. At the second lesson she had to jump on her hind legs and catch
some sugar, which her teacher held high above her head. After that, in the
following lessons ...
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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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