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Fifty-Two Stories

Fifty-Two Stories

Chekhov, Anton
Pevear, Richard
Volokhonsky, Larissa

Paperback

Series: Vintage Classics

Literary CriticismFiction Anthologies

Publisher Price: $17.00

ISBN10: 0525562389
ISBN13: 9780525562382
Publisher: Vintage
Published: Jan 19 2021
Pages: 528
Weight: 0.79
Height: 1.00 Width: 5.20 Depth: 7.90
Language: English
From the celebrated, award-winning translators of Anna Karenina and The Brothers Karamazov a lavish volume of stories by one of the most influential short fiction writers of all time

Anton Chekhov left an indelible impact on every literary form in which he wrote, but none more so than short fiction. Now, renowned translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky give us their renderings of fifty-two Chekhov stories. These stories, which span the complete arc of his career, reveal the extraordinary variety and unexpectedness of his work, from the farcically comic to the darkly complex, showing that there is no one single type of Chekhov story. They are populated by a remarkable range of characters who come from all parts of Russia and all walks of life, including landowners, peasants, soldiers, farmers, teachers, students, hunters, shepherds, mistresses, wives, and children. Taken together, they demonstrate how Chekhov democratized the form.

Included in this volume are tales translated into English for the first time, including Reading and An Educated Blockhead. Early stories such as Joy, Anguish, and A Little Joke sit alongside such later works as The Siren, Big Volodya and Little Volodya, In the Cart, and About Love. In its range, in its narrative artistry, and in its perceptive probing of the human condition, this collection promises profound delight.

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