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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Then on St. Alexey's Day the ice broke on the river and the district policeman
turned up, and he was chatting with you all night . . . the damned brute! And when
he came out in the morning and I looked at him, he had rings under his eyes and
Suddenly there was a knock at the window, so loud and unusual that Savely
turned pale and almost dropped backwards with fright. His wife jumped up, and
she, too, turned pale. "For God's sake, let us come in and get warm!" They heard
in a ...
Savely angrily puffed all the air out of his chest and turned abruptly to the wall.
Three minutes later he turned over restlessly again, knelt up on the bed, and with
his hands on the pillow looked askance at his wife. She was still sitting
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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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