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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They heard the hoarse, discordant whistle of the train. This cold, irrelevant sound
from the everyday world of prose made Sofya Petrovna rouse herself. "I can't stay
. . . it's time I was at home," she said, getting up quickly. "The train is coming in.
Yasha, staggering from the jolting of the train, opens the lantern and snuffs out
the wick with his wet fingers. The light flares up, hisses like a frying-pan and goes
out. "Yes, my lad," Malahin goes on, as he feels Yasha lie down beside him and ...
The old man listens, and though he can make absolutely nothing of the intricate
system of numbering the trains, he nods his head approvingly, ... "The troop train
is late, ... as you see, it is not here, ... so why shouldn't you go as the troop train?*
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Early short stories, 1883-1888Gebruikersrecensie - Not Available - Book Verdict
This fab duo sport 110 of Chekhov's shorts (70 Early and 40 Later). Along with the text, this additionally includes a brief biography and an introduction by editor Foote. Good stuff. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - JVioland - LibraryThing
Absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended. In my opinion, he is the greatest short story writer of all time. Volledige review lezen
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