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A masterfully rendered volume of Chekhov's stories from award-winning translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Chekhov's genius left an indelible impact on every literary form in which he wrote, but none more so than short fiction. Now, renowned translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky give us their superb renderings of 52 Chekhov stories. This volume, which spans the full arc of Chekhov's career and includes a number of tales translated into English for the first time, reveals the extraordinary variety of his work. Ranging from the farcically comic to the darkly complex, the stories are populated by a remarkable range of characters who come from all parts of Russia, all walks of life, and who, taken together, have democratised the short story. This is a collection that promises profound delight.

©2020 Larissa Volokhonsky and Richard Pevear (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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"The premier Russian-to-English translators of the era."(The New Yorker)

"The reinventors of the classic Russian novel for our times." (PEN/Book of the Month Translation Prize Citation)

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