Chekhov: More beautiful than ever

26Sep12

Last night I heard an animated reading by David Helwig from About Love: Three Stories By Chekhov (Biblioasis) one of those books I immediately bought several times over, to have one for myself and one I can give as a gift. Helwig has provided a graceful translation of the stories, describing them as the only linked stories Chekhov wrote, and describing the book itself as one that feels like it was published around 1910 or 1920.

Illustrated throughout (or at the book says, “decorated”) by Seth with assorted scenes and characters, the scans of the cover online simply don’t do justice to it. Biblioasis always produces attractive books, but this particular slim hardcover is a little astonishing to have and hold.

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