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 l. a. fragilidad de los angeles existencia, que a su vez nos lleva hacia el amor por l. a. vida y el respeto por las personas.» Solodelibros
Antón P. Chéjov inventó una nueva modalidad narrativa en l. a. que los angeles extensión no venía dictada por convenciones genéricas sino por l. a. 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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In France he meets Fanny Osbourne, a married American 1878 woman ten years his senior; the two fall in love. An Inland Voyage is published. Fanny returns to the United States, leaving Stevenson depressed and melancholy . He sets out on a journey through the mountains of France舗s Massif Central and documents it in a narrative that becomes the book Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, published the following year. 1879 In August Stevenson sets out for California to see Fanny. A severe chest infection leaves him on the verge of death.
1891 The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Oscar Wilde, is published. 1892 Stevenson begins to campaign for Samoan rights against the encroaching Western powers; he publishes A Footnote to History: Eight Years of Trouble in Samoa. 1893 Stevenson is accused of sedition when he supports the position of a Samoan chief, nearly causing his banishment from Samoa. Knowing his health will not permit him to return to Scotland, Stevenson feels deep nostalgia for his native country. 1894 Samoa experiences peace, and Stevenson is hailed as a hero.
The quest gives us our dream of success, and when we tire of daily labor in making a living, it returns us to that time of the dream. Thus for Treasure Island the questing dream comes out of a long preceding history. Besides two early travel books based on journeys in France, Stevenson told stories in homage to the Near Eastern tradition of loosely woven adventures: his New Arabian Nights (1882), in which the exotic nature of travel to distant lands is imagined as occurring in stories set in Europe.
Cinco novelas cortas by Anton Chekhov