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 won't let me sleep with his talking!" "Oh, yes!" said Liharev, startled. "I am
sorry, darling, sleep, sleep. . . . I have two boys besides her," he whispered. "They
are living with their uncle, Madam, but this one can't exist a day without her father.
"The departed sleep; the dear ones sleep!" the stranger mutters, sighing loudly. "
They all sleep alike, rich and poor, wise and foolish, good and wicked. They are
of the same value now. And they will sleep till the last trump. The Kingdom of ...
From somewhere, most likely from the creek, floated the mournful cry of the bird: "
Sleep! sleep! sleep!" "There are a great many wicked people in the world," said
Emelyan. "A great many," assented Panteley, and he moved up closer to the fire ...
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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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