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A brand-new translation provides an invaluable glimpse into a pivotal moment in the writer’s literary career. The third collection of short stories compiled by Anton Chekhov himself, was his first major success and won him the prestigious Pushkin Prize when it was published in 1887. This volume represents a clear milestone in the writer’s passage from the youthful Antosha ...more
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Published 2014 by Alma Classics (first published 1888)
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Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
"As he walked, he thought of how often in life one comes to meet good people, and what a pity it is that nothing more remains of those meetings than memories. It can happen that you catch a glimpse of some cranes on the horizon, and a light wind brings you their plaintively rapturous cries, but a minute later, however avidly you peer into the blue distance, you can see not a dot, and nor can you hear a sound—in just the same way, people with their faces and speeches are glimpsed in life and then
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It's Chekhov. 5 stars, duh.
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Jul 30, 2016 rated it really liked it
In the Twilight, a collection of sixteen short stories compiled by Chekhov himself, was first published in Russian in 1887. The collection was a major critical and personal success for Chekhov as it marked his transition from the comic sketch writer of his early years to the acclaimed author of impressive short stories. This new edition of In the Twilight (published in the UK by Alma Classics) presents all sixteen stories from the original collection in a fresh translation by Hugh Aplin. This be ...more
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Utterly mesmerising. 'Enemies' must be the best short story I have ever read.
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Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, classics
This short stories collection was my first read by Anton Chekhov. I’ve heard so many good things about this author that I couldn’t wait to dive into these stories. And they did not disappoint!!
One thing I loved about this collection is the stories matched the title well. They were stories meant to be told at twilight, after a days work surrounded by family. Some stories were scary, such as one about a woman who’s husband thought she was a witch, others were sad, like the one where a woman
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов ) was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841. He also taught himself to read and write. Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov's mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant.
"When I think back on my childhood," Chekho
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“The unhappy are egotistical, spiteful, unjust, cruel and less able to understand one another than fools are. Unhappiness does not unite, but rather divides people, and even where it would seem people ought to be joined by the homogeneity of grief, many more injustices and acts of cruelty are committed than in a relatively contented milieu.

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