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Early Stories By Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Early Stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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A selection of Chekhov's early comic and serious stories. The admirers of the more serious stories include James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield. Harvey Pitcher is the author of "The Chekhov Play: A New Interpretation". Patrick Miles is the author of "Chekhov on the British Stage 1909-87".

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Early Stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

`Even if he had written nothing else', Ivan Bunin wrote of Chekhov's early stories, `we would still have said that an amazing mind had flashed through Russian literature'. His youthful work immediately established Chekhov as a leading writer of both comic and serious fiction. The humorous tales have delighted Russians since the 1880s, while the many admirers of the more serious stories include James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield. In this selection, stories with punchy endings jostle with outrageous paradies, fracical situations, the pastoral comedy of Romance with Double-Bass , and the absurdist humour of classics such as The Death of a Civil Servant . But the volume also contains some of Chekhov's finest stories about children, `non-love' stories like The Little Joke and The Kiss , the hauntingly lyrical Easter Night , and the chilling Let Me Sleep . This translation does full justice to the masterful range of the young Chekhov; for those unfamiliar with his early work this edition will be a revelation. This book is intended for students of Russian Literature/Comparative Literature/Nineteenth-Century Literature from A level up; general readers. Translated with an introduction and notes by: Miles, Patrick (Russian Lector, Gonville & Caius, Cambridge); Unknown function: Pitcher, Harvey (Freelance writer and translator)

Table of Contents

Part 1 1887: "Verochka"; "A Drama"; "Typhus"; "Notes from the Journal of a Quick-Tempered Man"; "The Reed Pipe"; "The Kiss". Part 2 1888: "No Comment"; "Let Me Sleep".

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Early Stories by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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