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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It’s just a statistical crap show each and every chapter with rare creative episodes that are not worth the pain of going through this.

He will share for a few hcekhov the lives of all the people who live on the island, both representatives of authority and those sentenced. Ebenso von seinem lakonischen Blick auf die elenden, in Verbannung lebenden Menschen auf Sachalin.

Het klimaat van Sachalin is verschrikkelijk, zelfs in augustus vriest het er ‘s nachts soms nog. But during these years Chechov developed his concept of the dispassionate, non-judgemental author. After a while it dawned on me that this book paints a terrible portrait of humanity. Absence of lengthy verbiage of political-social-economic nature; 2.

Chekhov in Sakhalin — The Island Review

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There are a couple of stories of people doing nice things for one another like a sakhaoin who used to live on the island and went through great sacrifices to visit and help people. It is even wrong for his latest short stories, where indeed there is a lot of poetry, but still strong plot and concrete, taken-from-life characters are the main literary tool, never mind his early humorous short stories and comic sketches for the scene.


Until late at night soldiers, settlers, and prisoners milled around in throngs along the streets lit with lamps and Bengal lights.

The climate of the island itself is a punishment xakhalin se. Sakhalin Island is beautifully restrained and unsentimental. Chekhov graduated inand practiced medicine until Oct 30, Sherry rated it really liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Sakhalin Island is an anthropological study of the Sakhalin penal colony. What he saw there and what he described in this book angered him and clearly haunted to the end of his days. By Chekhov had gained a wide fame as a writer. It shows how penal colonies were a form of globalization. There are some comparisons with Botany Bay. And all these he did on his own expenses and volition.

Dec 17, LeeAnn Heringer rated islaand really liked it Shelves: If the new settler has money and administrative patronage, he saihalin 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.

You will find some teenagers, two or three cradles in the corners, chickens, and a dog. When new female prisoners are doled out like party favors to residents on the island, he doesn’t seem to find that unduly upsetting, for example. Open Preview See a Problem?

Prisoners became colonists on completion of their sentences. There he conducted a detailed census of some 10, convicts and chekhoc condemned to live their lives on that harsh island. It is probable that hard conditions on the island also worsened his own physical condition.


Unless you are very interested in statistics, Russian deportation and imprisonment statistics to be clear, I’d stay away from this.

Sakhalin Island

I’m not aware of his having made any use of the Sakhalin material in any of his short stories for example. However it is only for Chekhov fans who are hungry to learn more about this man. Bland enumeration of facts from the colonial Russia system that uses deportation as a tool to colonize the most austere Eastern part of it.

At the time of reading however, I found parts of it to be kinda boring. He never wrote short funny stories again and all his great plays except Ivanov were written after that. I particularly appreciated the pages concerning the indigenous populations: I was thoroughly engaged by this book even though it was slow going — as slow going as the marshy, cold, wet atmosphere of Sakhalin.

He also taught himself to read and write. Everyone else is taking advantage of others whenever they can.