- Hardcover: 672 pages
- Publisher: Modern Library; Second Edition edition (January 26, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679603174
- ISBN-13: 978-0679603177
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 1.3 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #294,486 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anton Chekhov Early Short Stories, 1883-1888 (Modern Library) Hardcover – January 26, 1999
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This fab duo sport 110 of Chekhov's shorts (70 Early and 40 Later). Along with the text, this additionally includes a brief biography and an introduction by editor Foote. Good stuff.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
" Twentieth-century consciousness didn't begin on the stroke of midnight 1899, but in the minds of the outriders of human society--the artists--some time before. As early as 1886, when Chekhov wrote 'Anyuta' out of his daily experiences as a medical student, he showed that in the apparently inconsequential lie the enormities of human behavior; in ellipsis--if the writer is good enough to convey this--is what people feel and leave unsaid. . . . Those of us who write short stories--could we, if there had been no Chekhov? Without him,
I believe the short story would have become an archaic form."
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I am sure Pevear's Chekhov is Chekhov straight up, no filler or watering down. I'm sure it reveals the author in ways that those of us not yet able to speak or read Russian have not yet known. I will gladly read Pevear (and hopefully the Russian) somewhere on down the line.
But here is Chekhov in the original English. Here is the wide-eyed, yet steady prose of Constance Garnett. We must not, in our hubris, bypass this. It is a treasure. I am glad for having read it.
Mr. Foote's selections and foreword are as steady and beautifully clean as the translations of Ms. Garnett. He spent a good deal of time on this project and is to be commended for it. He is a true force in American letters, one whose greatness and influence will only grow with time.
Modern Library is also to be commended for releasing these books in three well-done and excellent volumes. One could not ask for a better package for these works.
I give this book and its two companion volumes a warm and heart-felt recommendation.