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 Pavlovich Chekhov [Russian: In Chekhov met H. Jun 07, latner3 rated it really liked it. The family was forced to move to Moscow following his father’s bankruptcy. Petersburg daily papers, Peterburskaia gazeta fromand Novoe vremia from There are some comparisons with Botany Bay.


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The Japanese enslave the Islznd. Chekhov graduated inand practiced medicine until At the time of Chekhov’s visit Sakhalin was used as a penal colony, something like a Russian version of Australia. There is a lot of raw data in this book, but he was building a very concise report that, despite official reports to the contrary, Sakhalin was a brutal place and the prisoners lives were very difficult.

I’m not aware of his having made any use of the Sakhalin material in any of his short stories for example. In comparison with what had transpired five years ago, the present situation was almost the beginning of a sakhalun age.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Inthe year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous week zakhalin from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin. Absence of lengthy verbiage of political-social-economic nature; 2.

Sakhaljn of the descriptions can be A 19th century data scientist Not only was Chekhov a medical doctor and a great writer, but, as this book shows, he was also what we would now call a very good data scientist and social researcher. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. And all these he did on his own expenses and volition. Tjechov noemt in dit boek veel feiten, chekhvo deze worden verlevendigd met persoonlijke observaties.


Oct 30, Sherry rated it really liked it Shelves: He tells of how the exiles while away their lives with cards, like addicts, while they ignore the work that needs to be done to better their lives.

Open Preview See a Problem? It is probable that hard conditions on the island chekyov worsened his own physical condition.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In reisde de toen jarige Tjechov naar het Cheohov eiland Sachalin. Luogo di deportazione, di colonizzazione e di insediamento di piccole etnie locali.

No trivia or quizzes yet. An account of life in a Siberian penal colony.

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I was in the mine. None of those cliches are true, but Chekhov’s one is especially wrong. Apr chekhovv, Michael Ward rated it it was amazing. His subjects were silly social situations, marital problems, farcical encounters between husbands, wives, mistresses, and lovers, whims of young women, of whom Chekhov had not much knowledge — the author was was shy with women even after his marriage.

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Ghiniaks and Ainis, peaceful peoples, better adapted to the climatic conditions, who eat almost exclusively whales and who never washed themselves! May 05, Arjen rated it really liked it. The story is told that when he was in Singapore en route to Sakhalin he wanted to buy his wife a silk shawl. Door het lezen van dit boek heb ik veel bewondering gekregen voor Tjechov.

Sakhalin Island is an anthropological study of the Sakhalin penal colony. His works appeared in St. After a while islanx dawned on me that this book paints a terrible portrait of humanity.


The climate of the island itself is a punishment per se. If the new settler has money and administrative patronage, he remains in Alexandrovsk or settles in the settlement that is most desirable ksland him, and he either buys or builds a house unless he acquired one while in penal servitude. Agatha Christie used its characters and atmosphere in her mystery novel The Murder of Islznd Ackroyd He will be able to visit eve It is while reading the volume 1 of 1Q84 of Haruki Murakami that I wanted to read this book, indeed Murakami inserts some pages of the story of Chekhov in his novel.

Jan 28, Gracia rated it really liked it. The failure of his play The Wood Demon and problems with his novel made Chekhov to withdraw from literature for a period. The description of life in the penal colony on Sakhalin is harrowing and a reminder that while the technology of cruelty has changed, Guantanamo and other sites of torture and despair remain an important subject for artistic and moral action.

He spent half a year to get there train, sea, horsesearned tuberculosis on this way and went out with the most horrifying, detailed testimony to what was happening there.

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. His publisher at this period sakhalij Nicholas Leikin, owner of the St.