ANTON CHEKHOV SAKHALIN ISLAND PDF

Sakhalin Island has ratings and 42 reviews. Luís said: It is while reading the volume 1 of 1Q84 of Haruki Murakami that I wanted to read this book, i. Sakhalin Island (Oneworld Classics) [Anton Chekhov] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In , the year-old Chekhov, already. Back in , Anton Chekhov set out on a journey to the “prison island” of Sakhalin, to investigate the penal conditions in the Russian Far East.

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Translated by Brian Reeve. Inthe thirty-year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous eleven-week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin.

Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of his trip through Siberia and the account of his three-month sojourn on Sakhalin Island, together with his notes and extracts from his letters to relatives and associates. As a work of literature, Sakhalin Island is a masterpiece of restrained, dignified, unsentimental prose … a work of complete seriousness, full of clear, humane, practical suggestions for reform.

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But it is every bit as impressive a masterpiece, and this new version will surely make its merits more widely known.

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Sakhalin Island is the work of a sensible and sympathetic recorder of the facts, and Mr Reeve has done us a favour in his handsome and useful edition. Sakhalin Island should be compulsory reading for all those who are anywhere and in any way involved with the so-called penal system. Anton Chekhov — is one of the giants of modern literature, exerting a strong influence on many present-day novelists and dramatists.

As a playwright, he ranks in popularity second anyon to Shakespeare in the English-speaking world. As a prose writer, he was one of the first to use the stream-of-consciousness technique, and his anti-heroic realism, full of ambiguity and allusion, provides no easy moral conclusions and results in a new kind of narrative approaching real life in a way no writer had achieved before him.

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Sakhalin Island by Anton Chekhov

REVIEWS As a work of literature, Sakhalin Island is a masterpiece of restrained, dignified, unsentimental prose … a work of complete seriousness, full of clear, humane, practical suggestions for reform. Stephen Tumm, Former HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Sakhalin Island should be compulsory reading for all those who are anywhere and in any way involved with the so-called penal system.

The Independent The best work of journalism written in the nineteenth century. Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov — is one of the giants of modern literature, exerting a strong influence on many present-day novelists and dramatists.

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