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 cries, falling on Matvey at once. "Why are you standing there doing nothing!
When are you going to break the ice?" Matvey crosses himself, takes the crowbar
in both hands, and begins breaking the ice, carefully keeping to the circle that ...
morose, did not speak, and never once smiled. The little girls, staring at him,
immediately came to the conclusion that he must be a very clever and learned
person. He seemed to be thinking about something all the time, and was so
On the other hand, the stranger had one great superiority — he gave her a great
deal to eat and, to do him full justice, when Kashtanka sat facing the table and
looking wistfully at him, he did not once hit or kick her, and did not once shout: "
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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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