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.

HCSF Members: Free, but RSVP required
Non-Members: $10
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“Fifty-Two Stories"
by Anton Chekhov, Translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky
Penguin/Vintage edition 2021
528 pages


We will be discussing a subset of stories, chosen by the Moderator and announced in advance of the meeting through this registration listing. 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