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The Beauties

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The Beauties by Anton Chekhov
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Feb 20, 2018 | ISBN 9781782273806

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“This beautifully produced selection of the stories from Pushkin Press (in a new translation by Nicolas Pasternak Slater) is an ideal way to discover Chekhov.” — The Times (UK)

“Mysterious and mesmerising, these stories stay enshrined in the memory.” — The Daily Mail

“Near-perfect fiction, newly translated.” — Evening Standard

“The uncontestable father of the modern short story . . . his stories are some of the best that have ever been written.— Guardian

“The language is subtle and lovely, full of a regretful tenderness.” — Sunday Express

“An excellent gift for anyone who enjoys short stories in general or classic Russian literature in particular.” — East West Review

“Chekhov’s genius lies in the way he manages to convey with such apparent effortlessness a profound sense of the mystery of beauty, and of the sadness of those who observe and think . . . a masterpiece of minimalism” — Phillip Pullman

“The greatest short story writer who has ever lived” — Raymond Carver

“In Chekhov literature seems to break its wand like Prospero, renouncing the magic of artifice, ceremony and idealisation, and facing us, for the first time, with a reflection of ourselves in our unadorned ordinariness as well as our unfathomable strangeness.” — James Ladsun

“These are snapshots of flawed humanity viewed through a studied, concise lens. They were a pleasure to read.” — Never Imitate (blog)

“This new Pushkin collection edition would be a perfect place to start [reading Chekhov]… I like Pasternak Slater’s use of words and he has done a great job keeping the wry humour of Chekhov and also his sense of human nature.” — Winston’s Dad (blog)

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