Love and Other Stories

Love and Other Stories

Anton Chekhov / Jan 15, 2021

Love and Other Stories Chekhov was a Russian who wrote short stories and plays This is volume in the Chekhov series Stories included are Love Lights A Story Without an End Mari D Elle A Loving Chattel The Doctor To

  • Title: Love and Other Stories
  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • ISBN: 9781604244953
  • Page: 491
  • Format: Paperback
  • Chekhov was a Russian who wrote short stories and plays This is volume 13 in the Chekhov series Stories included are Love, Lights, A Story Without an End, Mari D Elle, A Loving Chattel, The Doctor, Too Early, The Cossack, Aborigines, An Inquiry, Martyrs, The Lion and the Sun, A Daughter of Albion, Choristers, Nerves, A Work of Art, A Joke, A Country Cottage, A Blunder,Chekhov was a Russian who wrote short stories and plays This is volume 13 in the Chekhov series Stories included are Love, Lights, A Story Without an End, Mari D Elle, A Loving Chattel, The Doctor, Too Early, The Cossack, Aborigines, An Inquiry, Martyrs, The Lion and the Sun, A Daughter of Albion, Choristers, Nerves, A Work of Art, A Joke, A Country Cottage, A Blunder, Fat and Thin and The Death of a Government Clerk, A Pink Stocking, and At a Summer Villa.

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      • Anton Chekhov

        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


    553 Comments

    1. This collection is a nice mixture of longer and shorter stories. It's hard to highlight individual stories because they are all very good. Each story crackle's with a brilliance that only Chekhov possesses, and they remain in your memory much like a good novel does.


    2. Anton Checkhov is certainly one of my role models. I wish I could write my short stories with such a precision as he.


    3. When I first started reading this collection of short stories I absolutely loved it. But ultimately, it was only the stories focusing on women that were of interest to me. A lot of the other stories were just simplistic or almost like an O’Henry story. But the first several short stories, focusing on the difficulties women faced, were complex and intriguing. I loved them. There were many beautiful lines that I had to underline and were even incredible to go back and read over. Too bad the enti [...]


    4. Very grounded writing. What makes these stories equally magnificent is the creative verve to efficiently extrapolate the everyday rigmarole of being human and write it as is. There is a nice and patient satire in all of Chekov's stories, most of them tragic, some of them political, and all of them bordering challenging themes that vividly defy existing conventions with a careless irony. Personally, I never imagined to utilizing the Delhi-Chennai flying time this usefully.


    5. It's been years since I've read Chekhov and it was delightful to take in his words again. The stories in this anthology bring back memories of another time and place when life was quite different and yet so very much the same as it is now.


    6. Had to read these to see why people raved about his sparsity of language. So beautiful and clever; easy to see a picture in your head from one sentence.


    7. ´Fortunately for men, women in love are always blinded by their feelings and neverknow anything of life.


    8. This little book made Chekhov much more available to me. Now I am ready to get back to Uncle Vanya and to The Cherry Orchard. I thoroughly enjoyed reading these stories about love, or the lack thereof. Images of an ex-husband and son moving into a villa next to the wife and her new lover will haunt me for a while. So well spoken, Chekhov has a place in my heart.


    9. Of the 13 volumes in the set, this is the weakest one. A lot of early works in this one, smaller, inconsequential stories mostly. The afterward notes that this was deliberate: by the end, the original translator Constance Garnett was out of material. The only keepers in the volume are An Inquiry and The Death of a Government Clerk, and possibly Lights.


    10. The Russian novels that I have read in the past did not impress me much, but this collection of short stories was quite entertaining. There is a lot humor, and the amount detail that Chekhov included was impression. He had a real talent for storytelling.


    11. Enjoyed this entire collection but I tend to prefer Chekhov's longer stories over his short-shorts (and there were a lot of short-shorts in this set). "A Living Chattel" was my favorite story in this collection.


    12. Chekhov is different from the two other Russian writers I read (Tolstoy and Dostoevsky), in that his work was not bleak. On the contrary, I enjoyed this series of short stories and would love to read more of his writings.




    13. My first exposure to Chekov, hard to judge him by his short stories. My favorite was "Love", to the point and oh, so true.






    14. I am not finished yet, but it is one of the rare books, that you can read for the beautiful prose. It is a book that you can read purely for the beauty of it's narrative. How the writer plays with words. You can enjoy each paragraph, unlike other stories, where you are almost in a marathon to reach the end.


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