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Stories of Men (Literary Classics)

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Many of Chekhov's short stories, translated into English during the early years of the 20th century, do not retain the slavic flavor of the originals. Ross' translations reverse this trend. The stories focus on the development and unique existence of the male the trials and tribulations of adolescence, maturity, and old age. Chekhov masterfully takes complicated emotional experiences and presents them with his characteristic intensity and clarity, allowing readers to vicariously share the experience. His prose is truly poetic.

Stories of Men begins with "Volodya," a boy on the brink of independence, caught in an undercurrent of social displacement, who makes an irreversible mistake. Chekhov's stories of youth including "A Confession," "The Proud Man," and "The Guardian," a tale of artistic game-playing are full of comedy, inordinate vanity, and self-realization. Many of these very early stories were published in comic magazines under pseudonyms. Later his stories mature as do the characters in "Fear," "Promotion Preliminary Examination," and "The Wager," a political comparison of capital punishment and life imprisonment. Though only in his forties, Chekhov was ready to contemplate death in "A Tedious Tale."

Ross has made these works more accurate and accessible to the contemporary reader, while maintaining Chekhov's original intent of illustrating how time and circumstances can change men. With thirteen stories only now being presented to the English-speaking world, Stories of Men will excite all who love this classic writer's work.

Synopsis:

Stories of Men begins with "Volodya", a boy on the brink of independence, caught in an undercurrent of social displacement, who makes an irreversible mistake. Chekhov's stories of youth — including "A Confession", "The Proud Man", and "The Guardian", a tale of artistic game-playing — are full of comedy, inordinate vanity, and self-realization. Many of these very early stories were published in comic magazines under pseudonyms. Later his stories mature as do the characters in "Fear", "Promotion Preliminary Examination", and "The Wager", a political comparison of capital punishment and life imprisonment.

About the Author

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) is considered one of Russia's most brilliant playwrights and short-story writers. Paula P. Ross (Kalamazoo, MI) translated Chekhov's Stories of Women and has taught economics and sociology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573921350
Translator:
Ross, Paula P.
Author:
Ross, Paula P.
Author:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
Men
Subject:
Men -- Soviet Union -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Subject:
Men - Russia - Social life and customs -
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Classics
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Literary Classics
Series Volume:
80-40
Publication Date:
19970431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
372
Dimensions:
8.36 x 5.42 x 0.8 in 1 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Stories of Men begins with "Volodya", a boy on the brink of independence, caught in an undercurrent of social displacement, who makes an irreversible mistake. Chekhov's stories of youth — including "A Confession", "The Proud Man", and "The Guardian", a tale of artistic game-playing — are full of comedy, inordinate vanity, and self-realization. Many of these very early stories were published in comic magazines under pseudonyms. Later his stories mature as do the characters in "Fear", "Promotion Preliminary Examination", and "The Wager", a political comparison of capital punishment and life imprisonment.
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