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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Then as he listened he began to fancy that the grass was singing; in its song,
withered and half-dead, it was without words, but plaintively and passionately,
urging that it was not to blame, that the sun was burning it for no fault of its own; ...
Not long afterwards he was standing in the church, and with his forehead leaning
on somebody's back, listened to the singing of the choir. The service was drawing
to a close. Yegorushka did not understand church singing and did not care for ...
In the evening he sat again at the same table and, resting his head on his hand,
listened to Nastasya Petrovna. Alternately laughing and crying, she talked of his
mother's young days, her own marriage, her children. ... A cricket chirruped in the
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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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