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In the Twilight by Anton Chekhov
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"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 lost in our past, leaving nothing more than the paltry traces of memory." (54)
In the Twilight is the third collection of stories published in Chekhov's lifetime and selected by the author himself. The stories can be seen as representing a transition between the young Chekhov, who wrote humorous sketches under the assumed name of Antosha Chekhonte, and the later Chekhov, who gave up medicine to dedicate himself fully to writing, at the height of his magnificent power.
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Reading Progress

October 20, 2019 – Started Reading
October 20, 2019 – Shelved
October 20, 2019 – Shelved as: books-i-own
October 20, 2019 – Shelved as: chekhov
October 20, 2019 – Shelved as: literature
October 20, 2019 – Shelved as: russian
October 20, 2019 – Shelved as: short-stories
October 27, 2019 – Finished Reading

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