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The Willow and Other Stories

New Translation

August 20, 2024 | Trade paperback
ISBN: 9781847499172
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Description

Old Arkhip sits every day by the roots of a wizened, hunchbacked willow, fishing and exchanging whispered stories with the ancient tree. One of these takes Arkhip three decades back in time, to a quiet day in early spring when a strange encounter shook him momentarily from the rural bliss in which he lived, catapulting him into a world of crime, corruption, violence and murder.

A quintessential example of Chekhov's artistry, 'The Willow' is here accompanied by thirty-two other short stories - some of them never or rarely translated into English - which are representative of the three main phases of the author's career: the short, light-hearted pieces of the late 1880s, the darker, more pessimistic tales of his maturity and the psychologically nuanced stories he wrote towards the end of his life. Taken together, this collection is further proof of Chekhov's unparalleled skills as a practitioner of the short-story genre.

About this Author

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) 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 only 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.

ISBN: 9781847499172
Format: Trade paperback
Pages: 240
Publisher: Alma
Published: 2024-08-20

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