DRM-free Chekhov Short Stories Ebook

Anton Chekhov Short Stories 2

Anton Chekhov Short Stories 2

Short Stories by Anton Chekhov Bk.2: Talent and Other Stories

This is an EPUB edition, DRM free ebook which will work on any device and with all conventional ePub eBook readers. This eBook includes some of Chekhov’s best work: Talent, Anyuta,  The Helpmate, Ivan Matveyitch, Polinka

About The Author

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Антон Павлович Чехов) 1860 – 1904, one of Russia’s most cherished storyteller, playwright and one of the greatest dramatists of all time. Chekhov himself described his plays as comic satire: “All I wanted was to say honestly to people: ‘Have a look at yourselves and see how bad and dreary your lives are!’ The important thing is that people should realize that, for when they do, they will most certainly create another and better life for themselves. I will not live to see it, but I know that it will be quite different, quite unlike our present life.”

What the Critics Say About Anton Chekhov

His meticulous anatomies of complicated human impulse and response, his view of what’s funny and poignant, his clear-eyed observance of life as lived — all somehow matches our experience. Richard Ford

Anton Chekhov’s late stories mark a pivotal moment in European fiction — the point where nineteenth-century realist conventions of the short story begin their transformation into the modern form. His psychological insight was profound and dynamic. Joyce may have more exactly captured the texture of human consciousness, but no short story writer has better expressed its often invisible complexities. Dana Gioia

Chekhov raised the portrayal of banality to the level of world literature. He developed the short story as a form of literary art to one of its highest peaks, and the translation of his stories into English has constituted one of the greatest single literary influences at work in the short story of America, England, and Ireland. This influence has been one of the factors encouraging the short-story writers of these nations to revolt against the conventional plot story and seek in simple and realistic terms to make of the story a form that more seriously reflects life. James T Farrell



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