9780393090024

Anton Chekhov's Short Stories (Norton Critical Editions)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780393090024

  • ISBN10:

    0393090027

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Textbook Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/17/1979
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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Summary

They present a wide spectrum of comic and serious themes and a variety of techniques. (His short novels, available in another Norton volume, Seven Short Novels by Chekhov, have been omitted.) Two of the stories have been translated for this edition by Professor Matlaw; the other translations, by Constance Garnett, Ivy Litvinov, and Marian Fell, have been revised in accordance with contemporary usage. Footnotes have been supplied wherever necessary to explain peculiarities of Russian life and the historical era in which Chekhov lived and wrote. "Backgrounds" includes a rich selection of Chekhov's letters, in new translations by Professor Matlaw, and Gorky's celebrated essay on Chekhov, translated by Ivy Litvinov. The critical essays offer general views of Chekhov's art and achievement and detailed analyses of particular stories. The critics are D. S. Mirsky, A. B. Derman (whose essay has been translated from the Russian especially for this edition), Renato Poggioli, Gleb Struve, Donald Rayfield, Karl Kramer, Virginia Llewellyn Smith, and Nils Åke Nilsson. A Selected Bibliography directs readers to resources for further study.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
The Texts of the Stories
Chameleon (1884)
1(1)
Oysters (1884)
2(4)
A Living Chronology (1885)
6(2)
The Huntsman (1885)
8(3)
Misery (1886)
11(4)
The Requiem (1886)
15(5)
Anyuta (1886)
20(3)
Agatha (1886)
23(8)
Grisha (1886)
31(3)
A Gentleman Friend (1886)
34(3)
The Chorus Girl (1886)
37(5)
Dreams (1886)
42(7)
Vanka (1886)
49(3)
At Home (1887)
52(8)
The Siren's Song (1887)
60(4)
Sleepy (1888)
64(5)
The Grasshopper (1892)
69(21)
In Exile (1892)
90(7)
Rothschild's Fiddle (1894)
97(9)
The Student (1894)
106(3)
The Teacher of Literature (1889--94)
109(19)
Whitebrow (1895)
128(5)
Anna on the Neck (1895)
133(10)
The House with the Mansard (1896)
143(15)
The Pecheneg (1897)
158(9)
A Journey by Cart (1897)
167(8)
The Man in a Case (1898)
175(10)
Gooseberries (1898)
185(9)
About Love (1898)
194(8)
A Doctor's Visit (1898)
202(9)
The Darling (1899)
211(10)
The Lady with the Dog (1899)
221(14)
The Bishop (1902)
235(12)
The Betrothed (1903)
247(29)
Backgrounds
Selections from Chekhov's Letters
To G. I. Rossolimo (October 11, 1899)
267(1)
To D. V. Grigorovich (March 28, 1886)
268(1)
To A. P. Chekhov (May 10, 1886)
269(1)
To A. S. Suvorin (May 30, 1888)
270(1)
To A. S. Suvorin (September 11, 1888)
270(1)
To A. N. Pleshcheev (October 4, 1888)
271(1)
To A. N. PLeshcheev (October 9, 1888)
271(1)
To A. S. Suvorin (October 27, 1888)
271(2)
To A. S. Suvorin (November 1, 1889)
273(1)
To L. A. Avilova (March 19, 1892)
273(1)
To L. A. Avilova (April 29, 1892)
273(1)
To A. S. Suvorin (March 27, 1894)
273(1)
To L. A. Avilova (October 6, 1897)
274(1)
To Maxim Gorky (December 3, 1898)
274(1)
To Maxim Gorky (September 3, 1899)
275(1)
To G. I. Rossolimo (January 21, 1900)
275(1)
Anton Chekhov
276(15)
Maxim Gorky
Criticism
Chekhov
291(10)
D. S. Mirsky
Compositional Elements in Chekhov's Poetics
301(6)
A. B. Derman
Storytelling in a Double Key
307(21)
Renato Poggioli
On Chekhov's Craftsmanship: The Anatomy of a Story
328(7)
Gleb Struve
[The Student]
335(3)
Donald Rayfield
Stories of Ambiguity
338(13)
Karl Kramer
[The Lady with the Dog]
351(6)
Virginia Llewellyn Smith
The Bishop: Its Theme
357(12)
Nils Ake Nilsson
Selected Bibliography 369

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