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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You should have a drop of vodka!" And nurse put before the visitor a bottle of
vodka and a wine-glass, while her face wore a very wily expression. "I never
touch it No . . ." said the cabman, declining. "Don't press me, Aksinya Stepanovna
It seemed to him as though, instead of vodka, he had swallowed dynamite, which
blew up his body, the house, and the whole street His head, his arms, his legs —
all seemed to be torn off and to be flying away somewhere to the devil, into ...
"I must own I wanted to get a drink of vodka without asking you, and . . . and the
Lord chastised me: by accident in the dark I took paraffin What am I to do?"
Dashenka, hearing that the cupboard had been opened without her permission,
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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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