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Short Stories by Anton Chekhov: About Truth, Freedom, Happiness, and Love Paperback – 10 Mar 2011
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I can't help but feel, Max Bollinger has picked these stories direct from his soul. His introduction to this book uncovers the essence of how important Chekhov has been to him since a young lad growing up in Russia. Garnett's translation, I think also, adds to the period authenticity of Chekhov's work and may be as close in meaning to stories as we will ever get to in English.
Stephen Dunne, Australia
The early stories of Anton Chekhov in this volume are obvious early works done by a master storyteller. They are sometimes simple sketches of characters which in a few pages illustrates their humanity, their strengths and weaknesses. All of the stories have been available in audiobook format, but for me reading them for myself is very gratifying. Chekhov has a grasp on the human condition and in the last three stories of the book he shows the promise that would be fulfilled with his famous stories, plays and novels.
Joseph Belliveau, Canada
Short Stories by Anton Chekhov as translated by Constance Garnett and edited by Max Bollinger provides the text to the fourteen stories on the Audio CD's 1 to 3 of Chekhov's Short Stories as very ably narrated by Max Bollinger. My favourite stories in this collection are The Helpmate and About Truth both of which are very witty.
Alan Moreton, UK --anton-chekhov.com
About the Author
Anton Chekhov 1860 – 1904, a Russian short story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced all-time classics The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters and Cherry Orchard. His short stories are held in high esteem by writers, critics and audiences of all generations. Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife," he once said, "and literature is my mistress." More here www.anton-chekhov.com
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Not only is the collection well translated by Bollinger with reference to the translations by Constance Garret, but it also adds 'Notes' at the end of each story , explaining certain words and names and phrases - information that greatly enhances the enjoyment of this fine collection. This is a superb addition to the library - but NOT a replacement for Bollinger's inimitable audio CDs of his readings! Enjoy them both! Grady Harp, April 11
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Not only is the collection well translated by Bollinger with reference to the translations by Constance Garret, but it also adds 'Notes' at the end of each story, explaining certain words and names and phrases - information that greatly enhances the enjoyment of this fine collection. This is a superb addition to the library - but NOT a replacement for Bollinger's inimitable audio CDs of his readings! Enjoy them both! Grady Harp, April 11
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