About Love and Other Stories

Paperback | August 10, 2008

byAnton ChekhovTranslated byRosamund Bartlett

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'the greatest short story writer who has ever lived'Raymond Carver's 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'sstories 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 andunadorned, the stories in this selection are among Chekhov's most poignant and lyrical. They include 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 darklyhumorous tale about death and loss.

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'the greatest short story writer who has ever lived'Raymond Carver's 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 ...

Rosamund Bartlett is currently working on a major biography of Chekhov for publication by Simon and Schuster in 2004. She is also editing and jointly translating Anton Chekhov: A Life in Letters for Penguin (forthcoming, 2004), and writing The Cambridge Companion to Russian Music and Opera in Russia: A Cultural History (Yale UP, 2005...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.47 inPublished:August 10, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199536686

ISBN - 13:9780199536689

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Table of Contents

The HuntsmanOn the RoadThe LetterFortuneGusevFish LoveThe Black MonkRothschild's ViolinThe StudentThe House with the MezzanineIn the CartThe Man in a CaseGooseberriesAbout LoveThe Lady with the Little DogAt Christmas TimeThe Bishop