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Short Stories

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  3,130 Ratings  ·  138 Reviews
Este volumen reúne sesenta cuentos de Chéjov cuidadosamente seleccionados y traducidos por Víctor Gallego con la intención de que el lector español disponga de una antología extensa y representativa de la narrativa breve del gran escritor ruso. Prescindiendo de las novelas cortas, ofrece una panóramica amplia -y en muchas o casiones inédita en nuestra lengua- del cuento ch ...more
Published 2011 by Maanu Graphics Publishers (first published January 1st 1959)
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This is an excellent group of short stories, Chekhov's favorite form of writing. I love his stories almost without exception. He is easier to read than most of the other Classic Russian writers I have read. He was a Medical Doctor by trade, of which he was proud.. Hemingway called him an amateur writer which sounds like something he would say. My favorite story in this collection is The Black Monk.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Feb 17, 2013 Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: literature, russia
مجموعه داستان های کوتاه چخوف
David Fleming
The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov

Of course, any fan/writer/enthusiast of the short story should read this book! I would recommend reading this in conjunction with either Stephen King's Graveyard Shift or Edgar Allan Poe's collected works.

That probably sounds like a strange recommendation but Anton Chekhov was a very caring writer that, as a medical doctor, obviously had access to both the upper and lower rungs of society. His emphasis is more on the broad sweep of society and on emotion. Both
May 10, 2016 Mehdi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

ایونا درشکه چی ِ پیر، مرد نظامی را سوار می کند و می گوید: پسرم ارباب. ..پسرم چند روز پیش مرد.
مرد نظامی (بی تفاوت): تند تر برو پیرمرد!
سه مرد جوان سوار می شوند؛ ایونا میخندد و میگوید: - هه هه هه. ..چه جوانهای شادی! - این هفته پسرم. ..پسر جوانم مرد!
جوان یک پس گردنی به ایونا زد. ایونا صدای پس گردنی را حس میکند، نه خود پس گردنی را. خنده کنان میگوید:
- هه هه هه. ...چه اربابهای شاد و شنگولی! خدا شما را حفظ کند.
Dec 16, 2013 Tess marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
"I am going to order you to do something new, if you haven’t done it already. Get a collection of the short stories of Chekhov and read every one. Then read “Youth” by Joseph Conrad. I’m not suggesting that you do these things. I am ordering you to do them." - Kurt Vonnegut's life-advice to his children
Angela Paquin
Aug 13, 2007 Angela Paquin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to write
My favorites: Gooseberries and Lady with a Dog

Without sounding too pseudo-intellectual, I now love Chekov. I used to avoid him like I would avoid men with goatees in coffee-bars, because frankly they would either quote from Baudelaire Fleurs de Mal or Chekov or worse yet have a dog-eared copy of Chekov in their hands while sipping a latte in a coffee bar.

We did a staged version of Lady with a LapDog at the ART a couple of years ago and Three Sisters last year. Now I understand his importance in
Erik Graff
Mar 30, 2008 Erik Graff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: literature
What a sweet man! Chekhov was an unexpected surprise. I think I had only seen The Cherry Orchard at college to this point and had expected his stories to be ponderous like Tolstoy or Dostoevsky. They weren't. They were heartwarming. One of them even made me tear up--and I was alone at the time.

I am suspicious that the ISBNs for this Modern Library edition are incorrect as they do not appear in the Library of Congress database.
Sep 15, 2011 Jonfaith rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mother-rus
This one recalls beery evenings when I still shuddered from the emotional impact of such simple stories. I suppose most folks at the time - the early 1990s - were swayed by Carver or Bukowski. I worked ALL the ime but recall buying this new at hawley Cooke and then being floored. The Grasshopper is the one which lingers, assuming a parallel position with Joyce's Araby and tales from Sherwood Anderson as the haunting foundation of a life spent between pages.
Quite liked this little collection. Makes me want go read some more of his works. No story was bad per se, but there were only like two or three that stood out as beyond average. I do really appreciate his writing style with particular reference to his ability to clearly illustrate his characters. They were the soul of each story.
Aug 19, 2013 Stephan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Easygoing stories. Epic style. The stories are transmuting all the way to the point of catharsis. I loved the fact that every story had a point, a message, or critics against the wrongs in society and in humanity. Truly healing and magical.
Jan 18, 2016 David rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Chekhov's stories teach you to "let go" when you write. You can go in and out of reality just like the ordinary mind does. Chekhov reminds one of the works of Chagall.
Daniel Klawitter
Feb 13, 2015 Daniel Klawitter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"People who lead a solitary existence always have something in their hearts which they are eager to talk about."

--from the short story, About Love, Chekhov.
This collection contains only thirteen of the hundreds of stories written by Chekhov. It does not contain the longer stories like The Steppe of Ward No. 6, but it does include a judicious selection by the translator Elisaveta Fen.

Chekhov's stories portray individuals and their relations with each other in specific situations. These often demonstrate the results of difficult choices with sometimes devastating results. I particularly enjoyed stories like "Enemies", "Teacher of Literature", and "Th
Oct 02, 2012 Realini rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anton Pavlovici Cehov aka Chekhov, political commentary

That Chekhov is one of the greatest writers it is not for humble me to confirm, emphasize. I am glad that I started reading him from a tender age. For some reason, I remember reading Chekov stories in the mountains, in Predeal. I was in a room near the Orizont hotel, waiting for something and someone to appear. In the meantime I was reading Chekhov, that’s about all I can recall.

It is a strange thing, happening to me once in a while- anothe
Sep 24, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I won't attempt to review the writing itself, Anton Chekhov is someone anyone interested in good literature should experience for themselves; he's one of my all-time favorite writers. To be honest, I suggest if you really want to read Chekhov, don't look at too many, if any at all, reviews of his work (or at least don't take them to heart), many people have conflicting critical views of himself and his writing, the best way to get to know Chekhov is in a personal way, by delving into his work wi ...more
Sep 07, 2012 Omar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I dont know if this review can warrant justice to the magnificence and brilliance of Anton Chekhov. All you need to do is read one story. That's all. And you'll be finding any time possible to read each and every other remaining story. Each of the Russian greats have their talents of analyzing the human psych. For Chekhov, his is the ability to develop characters. You see it in every one of his work. And this talent enables him to delve deep into the souls of these characters, yet still maintain ...more
Jun 22, 2013 Jerry rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
Gave up part way through first story I read, The Lady With the Dog. People having an affair, being stupid, didn't care about them. Not a good intro to Chekov. I like the Chekov on Star Trek better at this point.
Sep 27, 2015 Alex rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Chekhov's short stories are just as good as his full-length plays, as far as I'm concerned.
Mahmoud Adel selem
Wow, what a great experience
Hossein Hamidi
Apr 19, 2016 Hossein Hamidi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novel
خوانش ، هزار و سیصد و شصت و نه
Kira Brighton
I'm not a short story person, but I really like Chekhov's tone and style.

*Read excerpts for school junior year college*
Saman Perera
Oct 10, 2012 Saman Perera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant! The "The Lady with the Dog" was exceptional!
Jul 27, 2015 MONA rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
About 2/3 through this book of Chekhov short stories. Chekhov is interesting. Many stories are vignettes of life without plots. Many seem to stop where other stories would begin.
Lady Dixie
Love "The Lady with the Dog" and "Misery."
Reetwika Banerjee
Nov 10, 2014 Reetwika Banerjee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ji Mei
I didn't read all of the short stories in this edition for school, but I found Chekov's style refreshing and still applicable to modern readers. I'm not sure if I agreed with the analysis people gave in the back of the book, but Chekov's stories were certainly engaging.
Dolores Jefferson
What I think is that Chekhov is a great storyteller; better than Tolstoy and almost as good as Joan Aiken.
Mar 16, 2017 Maia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
i read the Gutenberg project collected trans. Constance Garnett with a few others
always: there is an underlying truth, blithely ignored by the characters, which is both psychological and social - the rich ignore the poor's suffering, and they are superficial in their feelings, not caring
like the joined psychological-social analysis, the superficial/real distinction is very Freudian and the defining view of most of the 20th century - incredibly modern
nb a reread from youth, loved then too
Donna Kirk
Sep 17, 2009 Donna Kirk rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this edition was at the library. read "the kiss" today to see what James wood meant by referencing it. the ending of Chekhov's short stories are blunt or tattered so that you are surprised that they end. it's sort of like losing something of importance to you. you regret it happened, but, somehow, the unfinished feelings associated with what was lost is bitter-sweet and so therefore, your memories of it are that much more poignant. i also finished "a woman's kingdom" today which was even more th ...more
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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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