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 yet there is a chance of saving him and us from destitution and disgrace. If I
take them nine hundred roubles to-day they will let him alone. Only nine hundred
roubles!" "What nine hundred roubles?" Pasha asked softly. "I ... I don't know.
"The fare to Moscow is eleven roubles forty-two kopecks " "Ah, money, money!"
sighed the father. (He always sighed when he saw money, even when he was
receiving it) "Here are twelve roubles for you. You will have change out of that
Five roubles would be a high price for the whole cap, if you care to know!" "You
know a great deal about it, . . ." the head guard says, offended. "Five roubles,
indeed! Here, we will ask the merchant. Mr. Malahin," he says, addressing the old
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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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