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  1. Vit Babenco Vit Babenco says:

    There are thirty four stories by the master in this volume and I might write about every single one in the book – they’re all like pearls some just a little bit bigger and some just a little bit smallerVanka Zhukov a nine year old boy sent three months earlier to be apprenticed to the shoemaker Aliakhin did not go to bed on Christmas eve He waited till master and apprentices went to church then took a bottle of ink and a pen with a rusty nib from the master’s cupboard spread out a rumpled sheet of paper in front of him and began to write Before tracing the first letter he looked fearfully several times at the doors and windows cast a sidelong glance at the dark icon surrounded on both sides by long shelves of shoe lasts and heaved a choking sigh The paper lay on a bench and he himself knelt down by the bench“Dear grandpa Konstantin Makarych” he wrote “So I’m writing you a letter I wish you a Merry Christmas and all good things from the Lord God I have no father or mother you are the only one I have left”The stories are sad and they are funny They are full of laughter and they are full of tears“And yesterday they gave me what for The master dragged me out to the yard by the hair and thrashed me with a belt because I was rocking their baby in the cradle and accidentally fell asleep And last week the mistress told me to clean a herring and I started with the tail so she took the herring and began shoving its head into my mug”The tales are sweet and they are bitter The tales are bittersweet The compassion is blended with irony and misery is mixed with hilarity In the evening while we were having tea the cook served a full plate of gooseberries They weren’t bought they were his own gooseberries the first picked since the bushes were planted Nikolai Ivanych laughed and gazed silently at the gooseberries for a moment with tears in his eyes – he couldn’t speak for excitement; then he put one berry in his mouth glanced at me with the triumph of a child who has finally gotten his favorite toyHumans are uite different – some wish for the stars in their pockets and for some a plateful of gooseberries is enough

  2. Usman Hickmath Usman Hickmath says:

    If a writer who told the stories of ordinary people like you and me using only few pages in the 1800s can make us read him in this day and age he is a true master Whenever you feel like you are stuck in the world of fantasies super natural stories and average romance novels go to Chekhov He will bring you back to reality

  3. David Fleming David Fleming says:

    The Short Stories of Anton ChekhovOf course any fanwriterenthusiast of the short story should read this book I would recommend reading this in conjunction with either Stephen King's Graveyard Shift or Edgar Allan Poe's collected works That probably sounds like a strange recommendation but Anton Chekhov was a very caring writer that as a medical doctor obviously had access to both the upper and lower rungs of society His emphasis is on the broad sweep of society and on emotion Both King and Poe have a very strong inclination toward the lower depths of mankind and unlike Chekhov their stories show a very strong inclination toward structure particularly toward plot and definite endings So by reading a couple collections someone new to short stories could get a decent feel for the spectrum of possibilities Of course there are many other collections to choose from such as You've Got to Read This and Fifty Great American Short StoriesI really can't say enough about this collection It's to be admired and not imitated Chekhov's style is one of an infinite number of possibilities But academic teachers of the short story seem to have been treating it for the past ten years or so as if it were the end all be all Teaching Chekhov to eager college freshman and first year MFA students who long to pen the next great novel is about the dumbest thing a teacher could do The reason for this is that Chekhov has no style So trying to teach a Chekhovian style is obviously a fool's errand His genius is an outgrowth of both his physician like caring for all of his countrymen and his encyclopedic knowledge of the places and times in which he lived 'About Love' may very well be my favorite all time story and 'Gooseberries' is definitely in my top five

  4. Dimitris Dimitris says:

    I had never read anything by Chekhov before He's most famous for his plays and I never read those either I believe plays must be experienced in the theatre and not read at home I don't like the theatre at all This is an old volume of some of his shorter works translated into Greek in the late 60s OK what can I write here? The man was a genius and it's a real literary disaster we lost him so young he died of TB aged 44 I particularly loved the one novel in this collection Ένα παιδάκι στην απέραντη Στέπα “Степь„ The Steppe 1888 the longest piece in this book 100 pages but I also adored some of the very short stories like Νύχτα στο νεκροταφείο “На кладбище„ In the Graveyard 1884 Βολόντια “Володя„ Volodya 1887 and Ο Γιούσεβ “Гусев„ Goussiev 1890 Very difficult to create full three dimentional characters and to make the reader care about them within 4 pages Chekhov is a Master at thisThe one thing I must say made an impression is how traditional these stories felt They make old rural Russia of the last decades of the nineteenth century come alive in a loving way and are filled with extremely religious language and attitude I absolutely loved that This volume started with a long literary critiue of Chekhov by the Chairman of the Soviet Authors' Committee written in Stalinist USSR in the early 50s This author went on and on about how Chekhov was all about Socialism and hate for the Czarist Russian Empire he lived in and all its old customs and beliefs and how it was so sad that he died before witnesing the Revolution a decade later and how contemporary Soviet citizens can appreciate his very insightful writings that foreshadow the new Soviet Motherland I got nothing of all of that reading these stories They felt almost moralistic studies of manner All the characters had God in their mouths at least every second paragraph of every single story Anything that happened was only because God allowed it and we should all bow to His will Russia is so close to Greece If there is a willful irony in these portrayals if he supposedly showed that the Russian people's great Orthodox faith was in reality superficial and fake or that they were not 'woke' I didn't get that at all I didn't want to either But it's so interesting that literature can be interpreted in so many different ways

  5. Cátia Vieira Cátia Vieira says:

    My first Chekhov ever I really liked this short story collection I have a thicker book at home but my brother gifted me this shorter edition a while back so I decided to try this one first I am obsessed with Russian literature so I am rarely disappointed by a Russian author thinking about Gogol These short stories have themes in common such as sickness and despair All of his characters are real fascinating and universal And then there’s the writing style that is formidable and super literary yet highly readable For reviews follow me on IG booksturnyouon

  6. Jonfaith Jonfaith says:

    This one recalls beery evenings when I still shuddered from the emotional impact of such simple stories I suppose most folks at the time the early 1990s were swayed by Carver or Bukowski I worked ALL the ime but recall buying this new at hawley Cooke and then being floored The Grasshopper is the one which lingers assuming a parallel position with Joyce's Araby and tales from Sherwood Anderson as the haunting foundation of a life spent between pages

  7. Tess van Brummelen Tess van Brummelen says:

    I am going to order you to do something new if you haven’t done it already Get a collection of the short stories of Chekhov and read every one Then read “Youth” by Joseph Conrad I’m not suggesting that you do these things I am ordering you to do them Kurt Vonnegut's life advice to his children

  8. Realini Realini says:

    Anton Pavlovici Cehov aka Chekhov political commentary That Chekhov is one of the greatest writers it is not for humble me to confirm emphasize I am glad that I started reading him from a tender age For some reason I remember reading Chekov stories in the mountains in Predeal I was in a room near the Orizont hotel waiting for something and someone to appear In the meantime I was reading Chekhov that’s about all I can recallIt is a strange thing happening to me once in a while another time and place another book I have been reading Wuthering Heights an audio book version in the Baneasa Forest some 3 4 years ago It was raining and I was walking with my borzoiat that time there were only three of them now there are five of them Near the Baneasa forest I have been reading Fathers and Sons and many other books that’s an area where I walk my dogs every morning and as a side show I have one book or another Why I distinctly remember these two? Beats meComing back to Chekhov I have a love hate relationship with the Russians almost all things RussianTheir literature marked me from the age of 16 when I started reading Dostoyevsky Gogol and Tolstoy But this was also a time when I was enduring shortages the oppression of the Communist regime brought in by theRussiansI love my Russian Hounds bred by the Russian Czars and nearly exterminated by the BolsheviksThe politics of today’s Russia are horrible They have a despot ruling the country who stands for everything I hateThere are many similarities between Romanians and Russians apart from sharing the same Orthodox religion In fact I feel that my people are in many ways closer to the Russian “soul „than to the Western spirit way of thinking I may be wrong obviouslyMany of the stories of Chekhov have an international flavor; we identify universal values issues But many of the twists and plots could have taken place indeed they actually do where I live

  9. Angela Paquin Angela Paquin says:

    My favorites Gooseberries and Lady with a DogWithout sounding too pseudo intellectual I now love Chekov I used to avoid him like I would avoid men with goatees in coffee bars because frankly they would either uote from Baudelaire Fleurs de Mal or Chekov or worse yet have a dog eared copy of Chekov in their hands while sipping a latte in a coffee barWe did a staged version of Lady with a LapDog at the ART a couple of years ago and Three Sisters last year Now I understand his importance in the theatre and with writing in general Remember he was a doctor first a writer second No one unerstands the subtleties of the human condition like Chekov doesIt's a great book to have on the bedstand When I'm not ready to start a whole book or tired of the New Yorker An anthology of Chekov's shorts is just what I need to clear my head

  10. Elizabeth Elizabeth says:

    uite liked this little collection Makes me want go read some of his works No story was bad per se but there were only like two or three that stood out as beyond average I do really appreciate his writing style with particular reference to his ability to clearly illustrate his characters They were the soul of each story

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Повести и рассказы ❴PDF❵ ✐ Повести и рассказы Author Anton Chekhov – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Este volumen reúne sesenta cuentos de Chéjov cuidadosamente seleccionados y traducidos por Víctor Gallego con la intención de ue el lector español disponga de una antología extensa y representat Este volumen reúne sesenta cuentos de Chéjov cuidadosamente seleccionados y traducidos por Víctor Gallego con la intención de ue el lector español disponga Повести и Kindle - de una antología extensa y representativa de la narrativa breve del gran escritor ruso Prescindiendo de las novelas cortas ofrece una panorámica amplia y en muchas ocasiones inédita en nuestra lengua del cuento chejoviano desde las implacables piezas humorísticas de sus primeros años hasta las complejas composiciones de su última época en un arco cronológico ue abarca de a Nabokov definía al héroe chejoviano como «un hombre bueno incapaz de hacer el bien» ue «combina la más profunda decencia de ue es capaz el ser humano con una incapacidad casi ridícula para poner en práctica sus ideas y principios» Actos y decisiones ue salvan una vida o una fortuna pero ue acarrean sentimientos de desprecio por uien los lleva a cabo cambios impredecibles e inexplicados ue se producen en un tiempo relámpago pero ue pueden determinar toda una vida «un deseo indefinido» ue al realizarse nunca alcanza la conciencia de satisfacción Chéjov buscaba transmitir reproducir la fluidez acaso sin rumbo de la vida no sólo pintando estados de ánimo sino siendo capaz de crearlos en el lector Tal vez sea éste el secreto ue desde el principio ambicionaron sus contemporáneos y luego sus seguidores de Katharine Mansfield a Raymond Carver y la razón de la vigencia de su estilo aún hoy emulado.

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About the Author: Anton Chekhov

Антон Павлович Чехов was born in the small seaport of Taganrog southern Russia the son of a grocer Chekhov's grandfather was a serf Повести и Kindle - who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in He also taught himself to read and write Yevgenia Morozova Chekhov's mother was the daughter of a cloth merchantWhen I think back on my childhood Chekhov recalled it all seems uite gloomy to me His early years were shadowed by his father's tyranny religious fanaticism and long nights in the store which was open from five in the morning till midnight He attended a school for Greek boys in Taganrog and Taganrog grammar school The family was forced to move to Moscow following his father's bankruptcy At the age of Chekhov became independent and remained for some time alone in his native town supporting himself through private tutoringIn Chekhov entered the Moscow University Medical School While in the school he began to publish hundreds of comic short stories to support himself and his mother sisters and brothers His publisher at this period was Nicholas Leikin owner of the St Petersburg journal Oskolki splinters 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 shy with women even after his marriage His works appeared in St Petersburg daily papers Peterburskaia gazeta from and Novoe vremia from Chekhov's first novel Nenunzhaya pobeda set in Hungary parodied the novels of the popular Hungarian writer Mór Jókai As a politician Jókai was also mocked for his ideological optimism By Chekhov had gained a wide fame as a writer His second full length novel The Shooting Party was translated into English in Agatha Christie used its characters and atmosphere in her mystery novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd Chekhov graduated in and practiced medicine until In Chekhov met HS Suvorin who invited him to become a regular contributor for the St Petersburg daily Novoe vremya His friendship with Suvorin ended in because of his objections to the anti Dreyfus campaingn conducted by paper But during these years Chechov developed his concept of the dispassionate non judgemental author He outlined his program in a letter to his brother Aleksandr Absence of lengthy verbiage of political social economic nature; total objectivity; truthful descriptions of persons and objects; extreme brevity; audacity and originality; flee the stereotype; compassionChekhov's first book of stories was a success and gradually he became a full time writer The author's refusal to join the ranks of social critics arose the wrath of liberal and radical intellitentsia and he was criticized for dealing with serious social and moral uestions but avoiding giving answers However he was defended by such leading writers as Leo Tolstoy and Nikolai Leskov I'm not a liberal or a conservative or a gradualist or a monk or an indifferentist I should like to be a free artist and that's all Chekhov said in The failure of his play The Wood Demon and problems with his novel made Chekhov to withdraw from literature for a period In he travelled across Siberia to remote prison island Sakhalin There he conducted a detailed census of some convicts and settlers condemned to live their lives on that harsh island Chekhov hoped to use the results of his research for his doctoral dissertation It is probable that hard conditions on the island also weakened his own physical condition From this journey was born his famous travel book T.