Stories by Anton Chekov
Recorded at Recorded Books studios, NYC
Directed by Inokentiy Aksentiev
Read by Adam Grupper, T. Ryder Smith, Henry Strozier
While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes - alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence - have as much relevance today as when they were written, and these superb new translations capture their modernist spirit. Elusive and subtle, spare and unadorned, the stories in this selection are among Chekhov's most poignant and lyrical. They include well-known pieces such as 'The Lady with the Little Dog', as well as less familiar work like 'Gusev', inspired by Chekhov's travels in the Far East, and 'Rothschild's Violin', a haunting and darkly humorous tale about death and loss.
- Publishers summary
I read the stories "Gusev", "In the Cart", "On the Road", "The Student", and "The Bishop".