Books: Russian Fun & Futility

THE WOMAN IN THE CASE AND OTHER STORIES (189 pp.) — Anton Chekhov —British Book Centre ($2.75).

THE UNKNOWN CHEKHOV: STORIES AND OTHER WRITINGS HITHERTO UNTRANSLATED (316 pp.) — Anton Chekhov — Noonday ($4.50).

Short-story fans and admirers of Anton Chekhov should be as happy these days as a muzhik over a bowl of borsch. Since the end of the war Chekhov's complete works have been published in Russia, and translators have had their choice of some 200 stories (out of Chekhov's 600) that were unknown in English. In The Woman in the Case and...

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