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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Soon afterwards there was the squeak of the swing door and the sound of
indistinct voices. Someone came in, shaking the snow off, and stamping in felt
boots which made a muffled thud. "What is it?" a woman's voice asked languidly.
Indeed, it's hard to believe that he is no more! I stand here on my ferry-boat and
every minute I keep fancying that he will lift up his voice from the bank. He always
used to come to the bank and call to me that I might not be afraid on the ferry.
Early Short Stories, 1883-1888 Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Shelby Foote. "What
are you talking about?" he asked in a husky muffled voice. "Why, Vassya here is
angry," said Panteley. "So I have been saying things to him to stop his being
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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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