The Portable Chekhov

The Portable Chekhov

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Anton Chekhov remarked toward the close of his life that people would stop reading him a year after his death. But his literary stature and popularity have grown steadily with the years, and he is accounted the single most important influence on the development of the modern short story.

Edited and with an introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky, The Portable Chekhov presents twenty-eight of Chekhov's best stories, chosen as particularly representative of his many-sided portrayal of the human comedy-including "The Kiss," "The Darling," and "In the Ravine"-as well as two complete plays; The Boor , an example of Chekhov's earlier dramatic work, and The Cherry Orchard, his last and finest play. In addition, this volume includes a selection of letters, candidly revealing of Chekhov's impassioned convictions on life and art, his high aspirations, his marriage, and his omnipresent compassion.
Publisher: Harmondsworth ; New York : Penguin Books, 1977, c1975
ISBN: 9780140150353
Branch Call Number: PG3456.A13 Y3 1977b
Characteristics: 634 p. ; 20 cm


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Jan 10, 2020

"At Trubnoy Square the friends said good-by and parted. When he was left alone, Vailyev strode rapidly along the boulevard. He felt frightened of the darkness, of the snow which was falling in heavy flakes on the ground and seemed as though it would cover up the whole world; he felt frightened of the street lamps glimmering feebly through the clouds of snow. His soul was possessed by an unaccountable, faint-hearted terror. Passersby came towards him from time to time, but he timidly edged away; it seemed to him that women, none but women, were coming from all sides and staring at him. . . " " In the street he stood still for a while and, saying good-by to his friends, dragged himself languidly to the university."

Aug 03, 2019

Good selection of stories. Wish it was printed on better paper stock.


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