By Anton Chekov
These six stories — here presented in memorable new translations — represent Chekov’s narrative genius at the full range and power of its maturity. As masterfully constructed as his earlier stories but with far greater richness and dimension, they deal with human beings suffering the pain of existence, their lives illumined by the author’s rigorous objectivity.
The novella Ward Six, with its hauntingly symbolic depiction of the world of an insane asylum; The Duel, with its theme of moral degradation, its hint of regeneration; and A Dull Story, with its relentless depiction of a culture that corrupts and alienates … these and others present a vivid portrait of what Rufus W. Mathewson calls a “blighted” society, seen through the eyes of a writer whose understanding of “human foolishness” is without equal.
By Rassi Narika
Kira always feels gloomy when it rains. She can’t read outside, can’t play in the park, and has to wear all her thickest clothes.
But one day her friends Ana and Ilo ask her to join them on an adventure outside during another downpour. Kira discovers the joy of all the things that happen outside when it rains – from the new friends she makes, to the umbrellas on the streets, to the thrill of lightning, and finally, the warmth found at the end of each rainfall.
With her delightful artwork and enchanting words, Rassi Narika spins a story of hope and discovery that will brighten even the rainiest of days.
When It Rains was originally written in Indonesian and published by Seumpama with the title, Waktu Hujan Turun.
By Arleen A.
Woli si benang merah ingin sekali berpergian ke berbagai tempat seperti temannya, Pus si Kucing. Akan tetapi, setiap kali dia berusaha meninggalkan rumah, usahanya selalu gagal. Akankah Woli bisa melihat dunia seperti temannya, Pus?
Keinginan untuk pergi dan bertualang yang Woli miliki terasa dekat dengan kami secara pribadi. Perspektif Woli si benang wol dan keinginannya untuk melihat dunia memberikan kami perspektif baru tentang apa itu meraih mimpi dan keinginan, serta berbagai cara yang ada untuk mewujudkannya.
Woli ingin Melihat Dunia ditulis oleh Arleen A. dan diilustrasikan oleh Farina Rose.