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Title   About Love & Other Stories 

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Author   CHEKHOV A  ISBN   9780199536689  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Oxford World Classics  Group   Fiction View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Classics  Terms and conditions
Edition   1 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2008 
Subject   Short stories 
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Synopsis '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'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. 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 darkly humorous tale about death and loss.

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