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    Raymond Carver called Anton Chekhov "the greatest short story writer who has ever lived". This unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever, and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes - alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence - have as much relevance today as when they were written, and these superb new translations capture their modernist spirit. Elusive and subtle, spare and unadorned, the stories in this selection are among Chekhov's most poignant and lyrical. The book includes well-known pieces such as "The Lady with the Little Dog",'as well as less familiar work like "Gusev", inspired by Chekhov's travels in the Far East, and "Rothschild's Violin", a haunting and darkly humorous tale about death and loss. The stories are arranged chronologically to show the evolution of Chekhov's art.

    ©2004 Translation: Rosamund Bartlett (P)2014 Recorded Books

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    • A. M. Welsh
    • 18/04/2020

    Well acted renditions of excellent stories

    The stories in this collection as presented are:

    chapter 1 - the huntsman
    chapter 2 - on the road
    chapter 3 - the letter
    chapter 4 - fortune
    chapter 5 - gusiev
    chapter 6 - fish love
    chapter 7,8 - the black monk
    chapter 9 - rothschild's violin
    chapter 10 - the student
    chapter 11 - the house with the mezzanine
    chapter 12 - in the cart
    chapter 13 - the man in a case
    chapter 14 - gooseberries
    chapter 15 - about love
    chapter 16 - the lady with the little dog
    chapter 17 - at christmas time
    chapter 18 - the bishop

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    • Mimi
    • 30/10/2016

    Wonderful collection

    I loved each story. It was always interesting to see how each story related to the topic of love.