Stories, Anton Chekhov (translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky) 2000

Read for James Wood’s class, these are beautifully written nuggets of the human condition.  The classic Lady with the Dog, the Bishop, Gerzov, and Rothschild’s Fiddle were discussed in class.  All warrant reading for this late 19th C and early 20th C master of short fiction portraying the human condition in a sympathetic and clear-eyed view.