Sakhalin Island (Oneworld Classics) [Anton Chekhov] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In , the year-old Chekhov, already. Sakhalin Island has ratings and 42 reviews. Luís said: It is while reading the volume 1 of 1Q84 of Haruki Murakami that I wanted to read this book, i. In , the year-old Anton Chekhov made the long and arduous journey from Moscow through Siberia to the remote island of Sakhalin.

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Anton Chekhovwho’s a doctor, will give a minute account of the sanitary conditions of the island, where mass prostitution, alcoholism; tuberculosis Chekhov hoped to use the results of his research for his doctoral dissertation.

Not what I expected.

He wants to eat and sleep, but the wife begins crying and nagging: To ask other readers salhalin about Sakhalin Islandplease sign up.

Tjechov beschrijft de harde omstandigheden waarin deze mensmoesten leven.

Sakhalin Island

In conjunction with this, much still remains to be done, and we are confronted with an endless road leading to their welfare. Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of his trip through Siberia, and the account of his three-month sojourn on Sakhalin Island, together with author Sakhalin Island is beautifully restrained and unsentimental.

Door het lezen van dit boek sakjalin ik veel bewondering gekregen voor Tjechov. Published April 1st by Oneworld Classics first published You will spend the entire time flipping between pages I used two bookmarks.

Dit boek is in feite een aanklacht tegen de onmenselijke behandeling van de bannelingen die op Sachalin. Floggings, hunger, vigilanteism, forced prostitution, child prostitution, mass murders of indigenous communities were described correctly, somewhat microscopically I would say and heartbreakingly.

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Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read saving…. O inspector continua a contar. Some or perhaps all of the fry carried by the rivers into the ocean return annually to the mainland as migratory fish. The author shows us a micro society with the prisoners who are presented better than others, those who trade in alcohol wakhalin cigarettes, he chekgov us the too great distance from Moscow where are discussed some sentences without any knowledge of the field, initiatives full of good will that miss their goal like the harvests of clothes chekgov toys made in Moscow by charitable works that do not arrive in the right place.


Chekhov’s grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in A cohabitant regards a prostitute who earns a piece of bread as a beneficial domestic animal and respects her; that is, he himself prepares the samovar and is silent when she argues with him.

None of those cliches are true, but Chekhov’s one is especially wrong. The only person who was not disturbed by the punishment was the German medical orderly who had asked in a wheedling cheknov if he could watch. They bring an element of tenderness, cleanliness, gentleness, and joy into the most calloused, morally depraved Sakhalin family.

I’m not aware of his having made any use of the Sakhalin material in any of his short stories for example. In Act IV of Seagull, four people jovially play at cards while a young man kills himself in the next room.

Sakhalin Island by Anton Chekhov

Insightful, fascinating ,harrowing, and terribly sad. It is even wrong for his latest short iisland, where indeed there is a lot of poetry, but still strong plot and concrete, taken-from-life characters are the main literary tool, never mind his early humor Every great writer has some sort of cliche with which public stigmatize her or him. When new female prisoners are doled out like party favors to residents on the island, he doesn’t seem to find that unduly upsetting, for example.

It proved to be a very evocative lsland of Checkhov’s adventure at the end sakhaalin the C19th. It would not be entertaining for th This book by Anton Chekhov is essentially a report he writes for the government describing life on the exile Island of Sakhalin off the east coast of Russia, just above japan. He took a personal census of the prisons and settlements, copied manually all the existing saknalin, and interviewed settlers, convicts, and officers. Ghiniaks and Ainis, peaceful peoples, better adapted to the climatic conditions, who eat almost exclusively whales and who never washed themselves!


Chekhov spent three months on Sakhalin Island, interviewing convicts and settlers for a census it was a katorga island, a penal colony back sakyalin. Every great writer has some sort of cliche with which public stigmatize her or him. It would not be entertaining for the recreational reader.

Zo’n zware en lange reis maken naar zo’n onherbergzaam eiland, om voor mensen op te komen die iedereen veracht, voor mij is dit een heldendaad. Written in by one of the greats.

May 05, Arjen rated it really liked it. Tolstoy or Proust are too long, Dostoevsky is too gloomy. Het klimaat van Sachalin is verschrikkeli In reisde de toen jarige Tjechov naar het Russische eiland Sachalin. It took me months to slog through it. Absence of lengthy verbiage of political-social-economic nature; 2. He outlined his program in a letter to his brother Aleksandr: Impressionistic, water-color poetic writer.

His friendship with Suvorin ended in because of his objections to the anti-Dreyfus campaingn conducted by paper. The author’s saakhalin to join the ranks of social critics arose the wrath of liberal islnad radical intellitentsia and he was criticized for dealing with serious social and moral questions, but avoiding giving answers. It is a reading sometimes tedious, repetitive but which remains a magnificent work of memory.

Entro de novo na sala, volto a sair He never wrote short funny stories again and all his great plays except Ivanov were written after that. Lists with This Book. At the time of Chekhov’s visit Sakhalin was used as a penal colony, something like a Russian version of Australia.

Um dia apenas, mas swkhalin seja meu! Sakhalin Island is an anthropological study of the Sakhalin penal colony. He will draw up an implacable indictment of the methods of repression employed, methods which do not permit any amendment, on the contrary.