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A Slander

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Published (first published 1901)
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Sneh Pradhan
Jun 15, 2013 Sneh Pradhan rated it it was ok
A typical story , or should I say an instance of gossip which is a part of everyday happenstance. There's not a single soul in the world who hasn't gossiped or bitched , and in turn hasn't been gossiped about. I was dismayed because, really there's nothing to the above what 4-page piece, but maybe it can serve as an introductory fable about the cardinal worldly reality of Gossip , for children !!
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Ahineev the main character is wrongly accused of kissing the cook in A Slander. A Slander is a very short story that reflects the behavior of society concerning public image. Chekhov basically writes that one should be sure before taking action. A Slander is both somber and funny, demonstrating we are our own worst enemy.
Dani (The Pluviophile Reader)
Gossip, reputation, being in the wrong place at the wrong time and having it all potentially ruining a life. I suppose things haven't changed from Chekhov's era in some ways though I would like to think that today's society would be a bit more forgiving.
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 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 glo
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