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Selected Stories by Anton Chekhov
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Jun 25, 2008

bookshelves: ever-so-slowly, russky, short-stories

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message 1: by Bibliomantic (last edited Jun 26, 2008 10:51AM) (new)

Bibliomantic Ahem.

message 2: by Ruth (last edited Jun 26, 2008 08:56AM) (new)

Ruth Munro's the greatest. I like her better than Chekhov.

message 3: by Tom (new)

Tom Chekhovian, Munrovian -- must we choose, must we rank? How about we just agree that Anton and Alice would've enjoyed sharing a cup of tea and swapping stories?

My life would be greatly diminished with only one or the other.

Actually, given length and measured, even meandering pace, of Munro's stories, I wonder if the more apt comparison might be with Chekhov's "longer stories / short novels" such as "The Duel" and "Anonymous" (Garnett title trans.) than the stories in this collection, with the exception of "In the Ravine."

Among the more typical stories in this collection, works like "Gusev" and "The Bishop" strike me as more impressionistic than a typical Munro story. I don't mean this as a criticism, just an observation.

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