Cinco novelas cortas by Anton Chekhov

By Anton Chekhov

«El mejor escritor de relatos de todos los tiempos» Raymond Carver

«A estas alturas es casi inútil tratar de explicar por qué Chéjov es un maestro de los angeles literatura, por qué sus personajes nos enseñan lo peor y lo mejor de nuestra naturaleza. Sólo leyendo al maestro se puede intentar comprender los angeles fragilidad de l. a. existencia, que a su vez nos lleva hacia el amor por los angeles vida y el respeto por las personas.» Solodelibros

Antón P. Chéjov inventó una nueva modalidad narrativa en los angeles que los angeles extensión no venía dictada por convenciones genéricas sino por los angeles propia materia del relato. En estas Cinco novelas cortas que ha seleccionado y traducido Víctor Gallego, vemos en cualquier caso su maestría para captar el tiempo y reflejarlo narrativamente, sin otro calendario que el que marcan las propias acciones −e inacciones− de los personajes.

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Contemporary retelling of the story by the N11vajo teacher and wra er Irvin Morris. It is the first chapter of his book From the Glillerirrg World, 11nd he hegins with the creation story as a way of providing some sense4 the world he inh11bits-a world that will not be familiar to the non-Namjo readc~lthough Morris is the "author" of this particular version, authorship here, us with all oral storytelling, is a matter not of invention, certainly not of ownership, hut, rather, of performat~ce.

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