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Selected Stories Anton Chekhov s Selected Stories contains a wide spectrum of classics and new favorites including Ward No The Lady with the Little Dog Anna on the Neck The Name Day Party The Kiss An Incident

Anton Chekhov s Selected Stories contains a wide spectrum of classics and new favorites, including Ward No 6, The Lady with the Little Dog, Anna on the Neck, The Name Day Party, The Kiss, An Incident at Law, and Elements Most Often Found in Novels, Short Stories, Etc This edition features twenty five brand new translations, commissioned expressly for this volume from RicAnton Chekhov s Selected Stories contains a wide spectrum of classics and new favorites, including Ward No 6, The Lady with the Little Dog, Anna on the Neck, The Name Day Party, The Kiss, An Incident at Law, and Elements Most Often Found in Novels, Short Stories, Etc This edition features twenty five brand new translations, commissioned expressly for this volume from Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Peter Constantine, Rosamund Bartlett, Michael Henry Heim, among others Twenty translations have been selected from the published work of such master translators as Patrick Miles and Harvey Pitcher, Ann Dunnigan, and Ronald Hingley Seven additional translations are by Constance Garnett, substantially revised by Cathy Popkin All stories are annotated to clarify unfamiliar material and to point out differences in the translators strategies Life and Letters includes a rich selection of Chekhov s letters, some in English for the first time, some with previously redacted passages restored, as well as Aileen Kelly s portrait of Chekhov Criticism explores the wide range of approaches and interpretations in two sections Approaches juxtaposes five different perspectives on how to read Chekhov, represented by Peter Bitsilli, Alexander Chudakov, Robert Louis Jackson, Vladimir Kataev, and Radislav Lapushin Interpretations contains ten divergent readings of stories in this edition Case studies include Michael Finke

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  1. Anton Chekhov says:
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Russian was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer Chekhov s grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841 He also taught himself to read and write Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov s mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant When I think back on my childhood, Chekhov recalled, it all seems quite 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 1867 68 and Taganrog grammar school 1868 79 The family was forced to move to Moscow following his father s bankruptcy At the age of 16, Chekhov became independent and remained for some time alone in his native town, supporting himself through private tutoring.In 1879 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 was shy with women even after his marriage His works appeared in St Petersburg daily papers, Peterburskaia gazeta from 1885, and Novoe vremia from 1886.Chekhov s first novel, Nenunzhaya pobeda 1882 , set in Hungary, parodied the novels of the popular Hungarian writer M r J kai As a politician J kai was also mocked for his ideological optimism By 1886 Chekhov had gained a wide fame as a writer His second full length novel, The Shooting Party, was translated into English in 1926 Agatha Christie used its characters and atmosphere in her mystery novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 1926.Chekhov graduated in 1884, and practiced medicine until 1892 In 1886 Chekhov met H.S Suvorin, who invited him to become a regular contributor for the St Petersburg daily Novoe vremya His friendship with Suvorin ended in 1898 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 1 Absence of lengthy verbiage of political social economic nature 2 total objectivity 3 truthful descriptions of persons and objects 4 extreme brevity 5 audacity and originality flee the stereotype 6 compassion Chekhov s fist book of stories 1886 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 questions, 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 1888.The failure of his play The Wood Demon 1889 and problems with his novel made Chekhov to withdraw from literature for a period In 1890 he travelled across Siberia to remote prison island, Sakhalin There he conducted a detailed census of some 10,000 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 worsened his own physical condition From this journey was born his famous travel book T

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  1. J.G. Keely says:
    There is a vein of dull misery running through much of modern realism It is not even tragedy, because tragedy requires that the person be suffering as a result of their actions, and that they be emotionally complex enough to understand what is happening to them, and to feel the whole of that pain.These stories of misery have none of that, they are tales of the ignorant, of the emotionally stunted, who bumble into one stupidity after another, never realizing why or what it means Is there a certai [...]

  2. Praveen says:
    Just finished the final story of this collection This guy is Awesome, a master short story writer.I fell in love with his stories almost every time.His stories are so simple yet so powerful in impact that I have decided to write a review for each of his stories separately For now, three words for this collectionCaptivating Enthralling Bewitching

  3. La Petite Américaine says:
    I m not a literary critic, obviously My description of books as sucky trite trash, etc kind of make me wonder how I ever even majored in English Lit all those years ago But let me see if I can describe Chekhov in the way I ve come to understand him and his awesomeness heehee Chekhov was a doctor before he was a writer, he knew how the human body worked, he knew the human mind, and he knew what external stimulus the weather, the look in a person s eye, the placement of a strange object could have [...]

  4. Ted says:
    The stories in this collection translated by Pevear and Volokhonsky were written in the period 1883 to 1903 They appear to be set in the present that is, they are tales of Russia and her people as things were in the last few decades of the 1800s Chekhov s overall view of life, as revealed in the stories, is that the lot of man and woman is an unhappy one This is true whether one is a peasant or a well off doctor, bishop, aristocrat, land owner, student whatever The circumstances differ, the good [...]

  5. Inderjit Sanghera says:
    Many writers pride themselves on the beauty of their prose style Flaubert would spend days composing the perfect sentence for Madame Bovary Nabokov wrote his prose ecstatically, his vocabulary was formidable and formed a core part of his aesthetic values Proust s composition was like a flower, the sentences formed a stem upon which the petals of his metaphors were able to grow and develop Thomas Mann was concerned with weighty philosophical problems, Dostoevskii with psychological ones, Conrad w [...]

  6. Mark says:
    You know, man, it doesn t matter who translates you You always sound just like yourself A casual observer And yet the casualness reveals so much about us I picked up one of your books yesterday, having a hard time concentrating on anything else The want to read was there, but nothing sounded good And then I thought, Chekhov We haven t read Chekhov in a bit Two sentences into a randomly picked story I knew it was you, and I knew I would not put down the book until it was finished And as expected, [...]

  7. Ritwik says:
    I want to write a review and I don t know where to start.This is what Chekhov does to me Anton Chekhov leaves me stupefied with his brilliance with words and descriptions He can paint a landscape of an entire Russian circumstance along with their characters with their emotions written bare on their faces concisely and to the point like a surgeon The first few stories in this book added date wise seemed incomprehensible and frivolous but as I went on the stories seemed to grow on me and the matur [...]

  8. Madeline says:
    Yes, I mostly read this book because Francine Prose told me to in Reading Like a Writer but also because I had heard from multiple people that Chekhov is the shit and needs to be read by everyone Having finished this collection of stories, I can wholeheartedly concur There s nothing especially earth shattering or revelatory about these stories for the most part, each one is about ordinary people living ordinary lives and having ordinary experiences There s nothing very special going on with any [...]

  9. Elie Feng says:
    Chekhov wrote in a period of rapid social change and turmoil from the serf emancipation of 1860s to the revolution of 1905 Nonetheless, his short stories are tranquil, peaceful, and nuanced In the dullness of a gentry s countryside estate or a rural factory, life s misery evolve, and unhappy people bear their burden silently drunkenness, idleness, jealousy, peasants poverty, gentry s nostalgia and indifference But still, an ephemeral revelation of life s meaning and eternal salvation might strik [...]

  10. Rick says:
    This collection of thirty stories by the Russian dramatist and short story master is a fine career sample, beginning with early sketches and including major stories often anthologized such as Ward No 6 and The Lady with the Little Dog His subjects are doctors, peasants, petty officials, ferrymen, monks, nannies, soldiers, patients, artists, society folks His topics are as broad fidelity, integrity, meaning, duty, survival, faith, class There are stories about a medical student and an artist whos [...]

  11. Darkhan says:
    At the door of every contented, happy man somebody should stand with a little hammer, constantly tapping, to remind him that unhappy people exist, that however happy he may be, sooner or later life will show him its claws, some calamity will befall him illness, poverty, loss and nobody will hear or see, just as he doesn t hear or see others now But there is nobody with a little hammer, the happy man lives on, and the petty cares of life stir him only slightly, as wind stirs an aspen and everythi [...]

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  13. S Prakash says:
    Remove everything that has no relevance to the story If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off If it s not going to be fired, it shouldn t be hanging there This famous principle of Chekov on writing and which he had followed in earnest has produced some of the finest, crisp short stories His stories are a reflection on the Russian society in the late nineteenth century moral conflicts of individuals soul se [...]

  14. Hugo Emanuel says:
    Esta foi a primeira colec o de hist rias que li de Chekhov ou Tchekhov, se preferirem a tradu o dada ao nome do autor em portugu s Usarei nesta review a tradu o utilizada pela editora que publicou a edi o que li J tinha lido em algumas antologias que coleccionavam contos de v rios autores umas duas ou tr s das suas hist rias, as quais deixaram uma impress o extremamente favor vel do autor Tinha prometido a mim pr prio na altura vir a ler muito mais da obra de Chekhov num futuro pr ximo mas, como [...]

  15. Lisa says:
    Biting, funny and entertaining stories about ordinary people.

  16. Leo Robertson says:
    WOW These are total stories Chekhov truly is a courageous champion of the unsaid, the stories of the untold lives of ordinary folk, of social justice.Who knew that grey language could evoke so many emotions, transcend so many genres, and bite and rage and ironically smirk after so many years From horror stories like Sleepy and Ward No 6 to the terror, humour and tedium of A Boring Story, the apparent celebration of madness in The Black Monk, the revelation of the sea, nay, the universe s brutali [...]

  17. Markus says:
    Selected Stories by Anton Chekov 1860 1904 These short stories seem to me like a summary of the Russian nineteenth century literature In the most extreme climate of snow and ice, torrential rain and flooding, knee deep mud and dirt on every road, Russia was not a country for an easy living In his concentrated way, using a minimum of words, Chekov expresses all essential characteristics of country life.Across all these short novels, we will meet, the wealthy and fat landowners and their descendan [...]

  18. Jessica says:
    I m generally good about not being too starstruck by literary reputation, and I feel pretty confident that I can bravely approach the big guns and judge them based on my personal view of their merits But with Chekhov, for some reason, I find myself cowed Like, I m just not really sure what I think of him and I kind of have this stupid feeling like I want someone to tell me You know, it s CHEKHOV, right I should have some big RESPONSE I should love him Or loathe him I need to think something BIG [...]

  19. Roy Lotz says:
    It is a difficult prospect to review a collection of short stories There isn t an overarching plot to grab hold of, nor, perhaps, even a consistent theme group One is reduced to arranging scatterd bits and pieces of reflections and reactions, which if all goes well will add up to some sort of general impression.My general impression of Chekhov is that he is a great artist he is a master in every sense of the word.Writing a good short story is a delicate art Unlike the writer of a novel, the shor [...]

  20. Jade says:
    Wordsworth Classics, 1995 I thought I would enjoy this book than I actually did A good amount of these stories left me cold, baffled, or just not very satisfied There were a few I liked, especially The Night Before Easter Novel or not, there s a lot to be learned from Chekhov s simple presentation of complex characters and his descriptive scenes And some parts were very funny, even if the whole wasn t amazing.

  21. Hadrian says:
    Astonishing Chekhov clearly understands how people work, and how to express it I need to sit and think a while to process this further.


  22. Harsha Varma says:
    Chekhov s style is really unique The stories are natural, most don t have a formal plot, there are no teachings or morals to be drawn Beginnings and endings are often irrelevant Most of the stories don t end, just like real life What strikes you is the incredible brevity with which he strikes, every detail is vital to the story Consider, At Christmas time It s probably 5 pages long It s about an old couple in a village, who haven t talked to their daughter since she moved to the city after her m [...]

  23. Mary says:
    So much to learn from the creator, literally, of the modern short story and its arc And so worth it writers and readers to remember this Who will read me, who will care It does not help the work to be done, that work already completed is surrounded by silence and indifference if it is published at all Few books ever have the attention of a review good or bad Fewer stay longer than a few weeks on bookstore shelves, if they get there at all Works of art or at least books, stories, poems, meriting [...]

  24. Mark Crouch says:
    A 5 stars Truly phenomenal stuff here One can almost be perturbed reading this fantastic collection of Chekhov stories at how easily he s able to capture human nature and the human condition with such minimalistic beauty.

  25. Mina Ajjam says:
    What a collection of mesmerising short stories The thing that I adore about short stories is telling you lessons , brings you wisdom behind few not boring lines , and Anton Chekhov did that brilliantly.


  26. Ridhika Khanna says:
    This collection of stories is a rare gem where almost all stories leave you thinking about life, humanity and beyond There is nothing extra ordinary in these stories with respect to content but the way these stories have been delivered is exemplary Chekhov is a master story teller Each and every story will leave you unsettled and spellbound for some time Chekhov has unearthed emotions and has given voice to even the minutest of feelings in his characters He is one of a kind and it seems that nob [...]


  27. Charlotte J. says:
    At times very funny At times heartbreaking At times simply bewildering At all times, very Russian.

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