With the short story, you know it's good when you want to read more of the author's works.
I came to Chekhov because he was a great influence on one of Russia's great 20th century writers, Vasily Grossman.
It's not perfect, but if you can have only one collection of Chekhov stories, this is the one to have.
Creation of a context that is a "red herring" for a conclusion that elevates the banal to a point that sudden self-discovery becomes a "whack upside the head". Read morePublished 6 days ago by Theodore E. James Jr.
Can a 5-page story bring you to tears? Chekhov’s can. This is a collection of Chekhov’s stories that span from his very first efforts to his latest sketches, from ironical and... Read morePublished 18 days ago by Ksenia Anske
My favorite author. Enduring stories that I frequently think aboutPublished 1 month ago by Paul Jimenez
Classic literature--beautifully written vignettes of qualities we all have (for better or worse). Good food for the mind!Published 2 months ago by PugPeople
Clean writing of pretty good stories. This book provides a number of his stories written over his life span, which offers an interesting picture of him. Read morePublished 5 months ago by W. ALLEN DARK
I am not a lover of Russian literature in general but I do love Chekov and his immediacy ....but it needs always a good transkator.Published 5 months ago by Giritli