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Sakhalin Island by Anton Chekhov. In , the year-old Chekhov, already knowing that he was ill with tuberculosis, undertook an arduous week journey from Moscow across Siberia to the penal colony on the island of Sakhalin.

Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of his trip through Siberia, and the account of his three-month sojourn on Sakhalin Isl.

Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of 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. Highly valuable both as a detailed depiction of the Tsarist system of penal servitude and as an insight into Chekhov's motivations and objectives for visiting the colony and writing the expose, Sakhalin Island is a haunting work of tremendous importance which had a huge impact both on Chekhov's subsequent work and on Russian society.

Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 1st by Oneworld Classics first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Sakhalin Island , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Sakhalin Island. 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.

When Anton Chekhov went to the island in the s, he left without authorization but as soon as he arrived on the island, he obtained permission to visit what he wanted. 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.

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.

He will be able to visit even "the prison of the recidivists" , he will even attend a punishment which he will find very barbarous, the application of the shots of the rods the whip.

He will soon realize that certain sentences are arbitrary, depend on the humanity of the guards, some of them try to soften a little life on the island, others resort to force, humiliation and are evidence of sadism.

Anton Chekhov , who's a doctor, will give a minute account of the sanitary conditions of the island, where mass prostitution, alcoholism; tuberculosis He will draw up an implacable indictment of the methods of repression employed, methods which do not permit any amendment, on the contrary.

I particularly appreciated the pages concerning the indigenous populations: Ghiniaks and Ainis, peaceful peoples, better adapted to the climatic conditions, who eat almost exclusively whales and who never washed themselves!

The author shows us a micro society with the prisoners who are presented better than others, those who trade in alcohol and cigarettes, he shows us the too great distance from Moscow where are discussed some sentences without any knowledge of the field, initiatives full of good will that miss their goal like the harvests of clothes and toys made in Moscow by charitable works that do not arrive in the right place.

The climate of the island itself is a punishment per se. In the very short summer, the temperatures do not exceed 15 degrees, otherwise the rest of the year temperatures can reach - 40, which makes working conditions even more inhuman.

The author will say that he will never be the same again when he comes back from Sakhalin. It is a reading sometimes tedious, repetitive but which remains a magnificent work of memory. View all 4 comments. Odd book in that Chekhov's style and concerns don't seem to marry up with the rest of his writing.

I'm not aware of his having made any use of the Sakhalin material in any of his short stories for example. Interestingly you get a sense of Chekhov's professional interests as a medical Doctor. He collects statistics on health and mortality as he travels round the island. This book is one of those roads not taken, if one may describe a travel book in such a counter intuitive way, but his short ficti Odd book in that Chekhov's style and concerns don't seem to marry up with the rest of his writing.

This book is one of those roads not taken, if one may describe a travel book in such a counter intuitive way, but his short fiction is alive with social details in a way that this longer book with its statistics is not.

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. At the time of Chekhov's visit Sakhalin was used as a penal colony, something like a Russian version of Australia. Prisoners became colonists on completion of their sentences.

Chekhov leaves us with a distinct impression of the differences between the northern and southern parts of the island, however within a few years Russia was to cede the slightly friendlier view spoiler [ from the point of view of the climate allowing some agriculture hide spoiler ] Southern Sakhalin to the Japanese as part of the peace agreement following on from the Russo-Japanese War by which time Chekhov himself was dead. View all 12 comments.

Sep 27, Pavel rated it it was amazing Shelves: russian , non-fiction , classics. Every great writer has some sort of cliche with which public stigmatize her or him.

Tolstoy or Proust are too long, Dostoevsky is too gloomy. Chekhov also has one: that he is vague. Impressionistic, water-color poetic writer. None of those cliches are true, but Chekhov's one is especially wrong. 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 humor Every great writer has some sort of cliche with which public stigmatize her or him.

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. But this book, Sakhalin Island is the loudest answer to this accusation.

Chekhov spent three months on Sakhalin Island, interviewing convicts and settlers for a census it was a katorga island, a penal colony back then. This census thing gave Chekov right to enter each house, each cell block and speak with each settler or a convict he wanted to.

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

Floggings, hunger, vigilanteism, forced prostitution, child prostitution, mass murders of indigenous communities were described correctly, somewhat microscopically I would say and heartbreakingly. What Chekhov achieved in Sakhalin Island was perceived as a work of social science, not literature, back when it was written.

And indeed it contains a lot of statistics and demographic research numbers and extracts from documents. Chekhov has changed after this trip and this book. He never wrote short funny stories again and all his great plays except Ivanov were written after that. What he saw there and what he described in this book angered him and clearly haunted to the end of his days.

Oct 30, Sherry rated it really liked it Shelves: , historical-non-fiction , theatre-direction , cultural-political. This book by Anton Chekhov is essentially a report he writes for the government describing life on the exile Island of Sakhalin off the east coast of Russia, just above japan.

I was thoroughly engaged by this book even though it was slow going -- as slow going as the marshy, cold, wet atmosphere of Sakhalin. I give it 4 stars because I learned something and it's an important book. However it is only for Chekhov fans who are hungry to learn more about this man. It would not be entertaining for th This book by Anton Chekhov is essentially a report he writes for the government describing life on the exile Island of Sakhalin off the east coast of Russia, just above japan.

It would not be entertaining for the recreational reader. While I was reading it and simultaneously 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. He further states that it does not even give inspiration to his four major plays that come after. I see so much reflection in his political understanding of human nature that is touched on in all four of the major plays.

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 Act IV of Seagull, four people jovially play at cards while a young man kills himself in the next room.

Jan 28, Gracia rated it really liked it. Sakhalin Island is beautifully restrained and unsentimental. It is tremendous. It is haunting. Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of his trip through Siberia, and the account of his three-month sojourn on Sakhalin Island, together with author Sakhalin Island is beautifully restrained and unsentimental.

Now collected here in one volume are the fully annotated translations of his impressions of 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 photograph. Suddenly I decided not to finish this book despite "read" status I am gonna put on Goodreads. The reason is a simple one: the value added to my personal reading experience is extremely low.

This work is unique on its own, however, I guess, I do not need it right now.

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In , he published the book Sakhalin Island , which The New Yorker recently named the best work of journalism written in the nineteenth century. One could say the Amur flows into the Pacific Ocean here, if Sakhalin Island did not bar its passage. Such weather causes oppressive thoughts and drunkenness due to despondency. I was in the mine. They led me through dark, damp corridors and courteously informed me about methods of production [ There are no delays connected with this. 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.

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It consists of "travel notes" written after Chekhov's trip to the island of Sakhalin in summer and autumn of The book is based on the writer's personal travel experience, as well as on extensive statistical data collected by him. In the opinion of some researchers, the genre of this book was influenced by The House of the Dead by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Siberia and Katorga by Sergey Maksimov who is repeatedly mentioned in the text. Anton Chekhov returned from Sakhalin to Moscow on December 8, , and at the beginning of began working on his book. He initially intended to print the entire book and refused to publish separate parts in literary journals, but in he agreed to publish Chapter XXII "Fugitives on Sakhalin" in the digest Helping the Hungry.

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