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Short Stories by Anton Chekhov free pdf Chekhov dedicated considerable amount of time writing the 3 stories in this trilogy and was very particular about his intention to release them as once piece. This is evident from his correspondence with his publisher. But his wishes were ignored during his lifetime and the first story had been published separately. The story received colossal amount of attention from both professional critics and general public and resonated so strongly that readers were compelled to write long letters to Chekhov (in some cases over 20 pages in length) praising him for being so truthful, for enlightening and reflecting the reality of their lives. Many prominent critics of the time such as Lyatsky attacked Chekhov for attempting to generalise life in a bubble which he claimed was more of a pathological exception than a rule. Lyatsky also accused Chekhov of only showing the dreadful sides of life and never providing the reader with an answer of how to improve it. Leo Tolstoy disagreed with Lyatsky after reading the second story. Happiness does not exist and should not exist. And if there is purpose in life, this purpose should not be our personal happiness, it should be about something more intelligent, something more divine, from Tolstoy's letter to Gusev (1910). The third story, About Love, concludes the trilogy, but Chekhov's initial thoughts were to produce another sequel. The forth story never materialised however. The relationship described in the third story was based on Chekhov's own relationship with Miss Avilova who upon publication of this story compared Chekhov with busy bee who flies about and is happy to collect honey from just about anything on its way. Such colourful comparison could not be left unanswered and Chekhov quickly responded to Miss Avilova that You are being unkind towards your busy bee. The bee first sees bright beautiful flowers and only then collects honey from themA". After publication of all stories in this trilogy, even most unflattering critics of Chekhov agreed that these 3 stories represented a significant milestone in Chekhov's personal development as a serious writer. They all noted that the tone of these stories was less frivolous in comparison to his earlier work. Regarding Chekhov's About Love, Mikhailovsky wrote that Chekhov was touching upon most significant and important questions of human life with such skill, depth and emotion that Chekhov in lifting us to the sky, is showing us a third dimension, so to speak.

About Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 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.A" 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 About The Translator Constance Clara Garnett 1861 - 1946, an English translator of nineteenth century Russian Literature. Following her visit to Russia in 1893 where she met Leo Tolstoy, Constance started translating Russian literature, which became her life's passion and resulted in English language versions of dozens of volumes by Tolstoy, Pushkin, Turgenev, Chekhov and other prominent Russian writers. Russian anarchist Sergei Stepniak assisted in preparation of her early works. Joseph Conrad compared Constance to a great musician interpreting a great composer (Turgenev). Katherine Mansfield wrote: 'Constance Garnett transformed the lives of younger authors by revealing a new world.' Without her translations, H. E. Bates believed, modern English literature itself could not have been what it is. Max Bollinger considers Garnett's translation work as the most faithful to original Russian and most characteristic of the era. He wrote in his introductory note to Turgenev's Mumu: 'As a native Russian speaker I can tell you that the elegance, wit and idiomatic composition of Garnett's work is of highest calibre. There are very few modern translators who can compete with Constance. I must commend Constance for finding such finely tuned and creative way of relaying the social status and other characteristics of personages in the story. Constance does capture the very spirit and essence of the time.' About the Composer Antonin Dvorak 1841 - 1904, a Czech composer of Romantic music, who used elements of the folk music of Moravia and his native Bohemia. His works include operas, symphonic, choral and chamber music. His best-known works include his New World Symphony, the Slavonic Dances, "American" String Quartet, and Cello Concerto in B minor. Dvorak's symphonic poems are among his most original symphonic works. Audio book adaptation of Chekhov's Trilogy about Truth, Freedom and Love produced by Max Bollinger includes music themes based on Dvorak's Slavonic Daces composition.

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Author : Anton Chekhov
Publisher : Sovereign
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ISBN : 190783205X
EAN : 9781907832055
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Language : English
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