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. Sakhalin Island (Oneworld Classics) [Anton Chekhov] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In , the year-old Chekhov, already. Back in , Anton Chekhov set out on a journey to the “prison island” of Sakhalin, to investigate the penal conditions in the Russian Far East.

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Every great writer has some sort of cliche with which public stigmatize her or him. Translated by Brian Reeve.

Sakhalin Island

He attended a school for Greek boys in Taganrog and Taganrog grammar school While in the school, he began to publish hundreds of comic short stories to support himself and his mother, sisters and brothers. He will share for a few months the lives of all the people who live on the island, both representatives of authority and those sentenced.

You will spend the entire time flipping between pages I used two bookmarks.

Impressionistic, water-color poetic writer. While I was reading it and xnton researching it on the internet, I came across a blogger who seemed almost angry at Chekhov because he takes this trip into country that is dangerous to his health and thereby shortens his life, depriving us of more of his genius.

Het is jammer dat de nobelprijs voor de vrede in nog niet bestond, anders was Tjechov een goede kandidaat geweest. View all 11 comments. Dit boek is in feite een aanklacht tegen de onmenselijke behandeling van de bannelingen die op Sachalin.


If that islnd you crazy then don’t read this book.

Sakhalin Island by Anton Chekhov

Gelukkig heeft Tjechov’s boek ervoor gezorgt dat men de straf tot zweepslagen afschafte en er zijn tehuizen en scholen gebouwd.

The prison was open.

Oct 30, Sherry rated it really liked it Shelves: Um dia apenas, mas que seja meu! The Story of a Nobody. Return to Book Page. I finished it but under duress. Stephen Tumm, Former HM Chief Inspector of Prisons Sakhalin Island should be compulsory reading for all those who are anywhere and in any way involved with the so-called penal system. Sakhalin Island is an anthropological study of the Sakhalin penal colony.

I found this section about as thrilling as reading Leviticus as the inventory is endless.

Oct 09, Jill Blevins rated it liked it. He evidently surveyed many thousands of persons on Sakhalin, using a item data collection card. Non-fictionreportageRussian Literaturetravelogue. What he saw there and what he described in this book angered him and clearly haunted to the end of his days. There are a couple of stories of people doing nice things for one another like a priest who used to live on the island and sakhalon through great sacrifices to visit and help people.

Much of the demographic and social data does, in fact, appear in the text, but Chekhov simply could not bring himself to write a scientific treatise. Dec 17, LeeAnn Heringer rated it really liked it Shelves: The ear soon becomes accustomed to the measured clang of chains, the roar of the surf, and zakhalin hum of the telegraph wires, and because islwnd these sounds the impression of dead silence becomes even stronger.


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. In the very short summer, the temperatures do not exceed 15 degrees, otherwise the rest of the sskhalin temperatures can reach – 40, which makes working conditions even more inhuman.

Sakhalin Island (Chekhov) – Wikipedia

From this journey was born his famous travel book T Tjechov noemt in dit boek veel feiten, maar deze worden verlevendigd met persoonlijke observaties. His friendship with Suvorin ended in because of his objections to the anti-Dreyfus campaingn conducted by paper. Suvorin, who invited him to become a regular islwnd for the St.

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 samhalin women even after his marriage. View all 12 comments.