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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Zhilin looks round at the plates, and noticing that no one has yet touched their
soup, heaves a deep sigh, and stares at the flushed and uneasy face of the
governess. "Why don't you eat, Varvara Vassilyevna?" he asks. "Offended, I
Iona looks round at them. Waiting till there is a brief pause, he looks round once
more and says: "This week . . . er . . . my . . . er . . . son died!" "We shall all die, . . ."
says the hunchback with a sigh, wiping his lips after coughing. "Come, drive on!
Always condescending about my authorship, he stifles a sigh, the sigh of a lazy
reader, sits down in an armchair and begins upon it. "Hang it all, what horrors,"
he mutters with a smile. But the further he gets into the reading, the graver his
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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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