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About Love: Three Stories by Anton Chekhov
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About Love: Three Stories by Anton Chekhov

by Anton Chekhov, David Helwig (Translator), Seth (Illustrator)
 

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Absolutely wonderful."—Francine Prose

Written in France toward the end of his career, these stories are Anton Chekhov's only attempt at the linked collection. "A Man in a Shell" is a grotesque Gogolian comedy; "Gooseberries," a narrator's impassioned response; and "About Love," a poignant story of failed relationships. Translated by the impeccable David

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Absolutely wonderful."—Francine Prose

Written in France toward the end of his career, these stories are Anton Chekhov's only attempt at the linked collection. "A Man in a Shell" is a grotesque Gogolian comedy; "Gooseberries," a narrator's impassioned response; and "About Love," a poignant story of failed relationships. Translated by the impeccable David Helwig and fabulously illustrated by Seth, About Love is essential for any Chekhov enthusiast.

David Helwig is the author of twenty volumes of fiction and fourteen volumes of poetry, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and former poet laureate of Prince Edward Island.

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"In a pairing seemingly made in aesthetic heaven, Biblioasis has released a quaint and stunning edition that combines Seth’s vividly drab illustration with the patient and diligent prose of Chekhov. This trio of linked stories, penned toward the end of Chekhov’s career, has appeared elsewhere in different forms, but here translator David Helwig rejuvenates Chekhov’s commitment to pacing and tone, and Seth’s moody drawings and design nicely supplement the mood and timbre of Chekhov’s narratives. Though it easily holds crossover appeal, the book doesn’t seem overly concerned with winning new fans for either Seth or Chekhov, both firmly established as preeminent in their field. Instead, this book offers existing fans of both a new gem for their home libraries."—Rain Taxi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926845425
Publisher:
Biblioasis
Publication date:
10/09/2012
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
887,569
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Anton Chekhov: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian author and playwright, is considered one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature.

David Helwig: David Helwig (1938-) is the author of 20 volumes of fiction and 14 volumes of poetry. Officer of the Order of Canada and former poet laureate of Prince Edward Island, Helwig has worked as a teacher, journalist, screenwriter, editor, and literary critic. The Toronto-born writer served for years on Canada’s most prestigious literary juries, and now resides in Eldon, PEI. Previous translations of Chekov include Last Stories (Oberon 1991).

Seth: Seth is a cartoonist and designer. His books include George Sprott, Wimbledon Green, and Palookaville. He is the designer for The Complete Peanuts and the John Stanley Library and Doug Wright, Canada’s Master Cartoonist. His latest book is The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists. In 2012 he will be designing a special 50th anniversary edition of Stephen Leacock’s Sunshine Sketches of a LittleTown. He lives by the railroad bridge in Guelph, Ontario with his wife and two cats.

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