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 suddenly had a passionate longing to weep, as once he had longed for love,
and he felt those tears would have tasted sweet and refreshing. A moisture came
into his eyes and there was a lump in his throat, but . . . Shapkin was standing ...
Vera's words died away in an indistinct mutter and were suddenly cut short by
tears. The girl hid her face in her handkerchief, bent lower than ever, and wept
bitterly. Ivan Alexeyitch cleared his throat in confusion and looked about him ...
Kisotchka's tears, her trembling, and the blank expression of her face suggested
to me a trivial, French or Little Russian melodrama, in which every ounce of
cheap shallow feeling is washed down with pints of tears. I didn't understand her,
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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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