Join the HCSF Reading Group to discuss “52 Stories"  by Anton Chekhov (new translation by Pevear and & Volokhonsky)


Sunday, May 21, 2023
4:30pm - 6:00pm Pacific
San Francisco location emailed to registrants two days before meeting.

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“Fifty-Two Stories"
by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Penguin/Vintage edition 2021
528 pages


Our moderator for this month’s meeting has requested that attendees pay particular attention to the following four stories:
“Grief” (p30)
"The Beggar" (p 161)
“Kolodya" (p 192)
"The New Dacha” (p 483)

Our discussion may also reference lessons learned through the group's 2022 reading of George Saunders' A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life, but reading Saunders’ book is not a prerequisite for this meeting.
"Fifty-two masterpieces by Chekhov, father of the modern short story, newly rendered into English by a pair of superstar translators." Wall Street Journal
"Masterful...Reading these stories, a century later one thinks how prescient Chekhov was: arch, provocatrive, sardonic, cryptic, and a master of the short story form." New York Journal of Books

Meeting organizer:
Kirsten Miclau