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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Chekhov’s journey to Sakhalin Island was a really interesting book showing how different life was in those days. Anton Chekhovwho’s a doctor, will give a minute account of the sanitary conditions of the island, where mass prostitution, alcoholism; tuberculosis It’s just a statistical cr Unless you are very interested in statistics, Russian deportation and imprisonment statistics to be clear, I’d stay away from this.

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Not what I expected. Oct 30, Sherry rated it really chekhlv it Shelves: One could say the Amur flows into the Pacific Ocean here, if Sakhalin Island did not bar its passage. Agatha Christie used its characters and atmosphere in her mystery novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Talvez, em algum lugar da estepe ou da floresta russa, junto a uma fogueira, chekohv velho carroceiro levado pelo aborrecimento conte os crimes de um bandido da sua aldeia.

They led me through dark, damp corridors and courteously informed me about methods of production [ The extent of his research both before and on Sakhalin baffles me. Chekhov has some concerns regarding treatment of people, but only to a point.


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. I’m not aware of his having made any use of the Sakhalin material in any of his short stories for example. If that drives you crazy then don’t read this book.

Some of the descriptions can be a bit dry as he himself warned his friends.

Jun 30, Srdjan rated it liked it. Apr 04, Michael Ward rated it it was amazing.

The human mind is alive to stories, “In the Ravine” or “My Life” plainly come from the same pen – all that has changed is the means of expression. Written in by one of the iskand. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It saakhalin not surprising that the Russian serfs fell upon their masters when you read about things like this going on.

If the new settler has money and administrative patronage, he remains in Alexandrovsk or settles in the settlement that is most desirable to him, and he either buys or builds a house unless he acquired one while in penal servitude.

Sakhalin Island

Jan 28, Gracia rated it really liked it. In the very short summer, the temperatures do not exceed 15 degrees, otherwise the rest of the ssakhalin temperatures can reach – 40, which makes working conditions even more inhuman.

But there were also ironically funny but sad discussions of the penal administration and the people involved. Nov 02, Andrew rated it really liked it.


He was told to exchange his Russian money for dollars, and became grossly insulted. Until late at night soldiers, settlers, and prisoners milled around in throngs along the streets lit with lamps and Bengal lights. It is while reading the volume 1 of 1Q84 of Haruki Murakami that I wanted to read this book, indeed Murakami inserts some pages sakhalib the story of Chekhov in his novel. The translation is excellent, with lots of detailed notes of how the translator was working within the subtleties and polymorphism of the language and Chekhov’s original notes.

The description of life in the penal colony islwnd Sakhalin is harrowing and a reminder issland while the technology of cruelty has changed, Guantanamo and other sites of torture and despair remain an important subject for artistic and moral action. Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions chejhov his trip through Siberia, and the account of his three-month sojourn on Sakhalin Island, together with author’s notes, extracts from Chekhov’s letters to relatives and associates, and photographs.

Het eiland Sachalin was een Russische strafkolonie, waar bannelingen op leefden. The climate of the island itself is a punishment per se. Open Preview See a Problem?

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