qThe Lady with the Toy Dog, q qGoussievq and other famous tales by Anton Chekhov (1860-1904). -- Time's revenges or the irony of satisfied desires are treated in qThe Lady with the Toy Dog.q Yet one cannot say that Chekhov himself is qdisillusioned.q His sense of spiritual beauty is too strong; and his depth of acceptation of life's pattern forms an aura enveloping his subject. This spiritual aura hovers about it and enwraps the gloomiest, greyest, most sardonic facts of life; death itself cannot diminish it. Examine qGoussiev, q a sketch of the death of two worn-out soldiers on board a steamer, when returning from the East, a sketch that is so qmodernq in its all-embracing outlook and bold acceptations as to shame nearly all our writers of today. It is so humanly broad, so tender, so infallibly true in its spiritual lightings, and it conveys the mystery of nature and all its transitory processes with sharp precision.aSir, I make so bold.... We are all in the ... Old Radish hates me and keeps trying to make me understand that I have wronged her. ... I climbed the fence, and, as I used to do in old days, I went into the kitchen by the back door to get a little lamp.
|Title||:||The Lady With the Toy Dog and Other Famous Short Stories|
|Author||:||Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, S. S. Koteliansky, Andrew Moore|
|Publisher||:||Mondial - 2009|