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DetailsThis captivating collection of short stories, selected from works written during Chekhov's prolific period, displays those qualities for which the Russian author and playwright is famous: a natural aptitude for detail, dialogue, humor, and compassion.The six masterfully executed tales, reprinted here in the authoritative Constance Garnett translation, include"The Darling," a poignant piece supporting the claim that life has no meaning without love;"The Kiss," a fanciful confection recounting an officer's brief encounter with an unknown woman; as well as"Anna on the Neck,""The Man in a Case,""The Malefactor," and the title story.As noted by author John Barth, "Chekhov is a superb anatomist of the human heart and an utter master of his literary means. The details of scene and behavior, the emotions registered -- seldom bravura, typically muted and complex, often as surprising to the characters themselves as to the reader but always right -- move, astonish, and delight us line after line, story after story."ABOUT THE AUTHOR : Next to Shakespeare, Anton Chekhov (18601904) is the most popular playwright in the English-speaking world. The Russian physician also wrote a series of remarkable short stories, in which he pioneered the stream-of-consciousness narrative technique.
SKU Code PRK B 3091 Weight in Kg 0.0200 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780486426761 Author Name ANTON CHEKHOV Publisher Name DOVER PUBLICATIONS