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Tchekhov (antologia do conto moderno, #21)

4.34 of 5 stars 4.34  ·  rating details  ·  2,875 ratings  ·  138 reviews
Inclui os contos:
-O gordo e o magro
-O álbum
-Sorte feminina
-O caso de um estudante
-Veraneantes
-Um enigma
-O atraiçoado
-Perdidos na noite
-O explicador
-Modorra
-Um pai de família
-Infelicidade
-Exame de promoção
-Espíritos curiosos (dos anais de uma cidade)
-O feliz mortal
-Borracheira teimosa
-Mau humor
-O jovem galã
-A mulher do boticário
-Uma informação
-O delinquente
-Um caçador
-Grisc
...more
185 pages
Published 1962 by Atlântida (first published 1932)
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Sandra
Sono settanta gioielli preziosi i racconti raccolti nel libro. Non avevo apprezzato fino ad ora la bellezza ed il valore dei racconti, penalizzandoli anche nella mia libreria, in cui sono rimasti intonsi per anni, nella stupida convinzione che il romanzo avesse un senso di compiutezza che ad essi manca. Ma quali racconti avevo letto fino ad oggi?
Questi di Cechov sono splendidi, sono un estratto aromatizzato dell’esistenza, come un profumato tè servito da un samovar sempre caldo. Gli aromi che s
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pierlapo  quimby
Consideravo che leggere Cechov sotto il sole di Creta offre indubbi vantaggi allo sprovveduto lettore.
Primo: non c'è da patire il freddo per quei lunghi inverni gelidi, le tormente di neve, i rami ghiacciati che fanno da sfondo alla gran parte dei racconti; basta osservarsi lunghi distesi sul lettino, imperlati di sudore, ben oliati di creme solari e anche il più piccolo tremito viene subito ricacciato indietro.
Poi, le pene d'amore, le parole non pronunciate, gli sguardi fiduciosi e timorosi, gl
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Bonnie
I had only previously heard of Anton Chekov in passing but never really felt inclined to read his work, thinking, wrongly, that he was one of those authors that is boring to read without taking a class on him ( **cough* James Joyce *cough**) but a book of his stories caught my eye at the library and I decided to finally indulge my curiosity. And.... I was absolutely blown away. Dazzled even. No special effects, no fantastical events needed. There is something so captivating and truthful about hi ...more
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
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Núria
Siempre digo que Antón Chéjov es uno de mis escritores favoritos. Pero mi amor por él se cimienta principalmente en su teatro, porque sus cuentos los he leído mucho menos. En la biblioteca hay un tocho con absolutamente todos sus cuentos y empecé a leerlos de allí, pero el problema (además de que el libro pesa mucho) es que están por orden cronológico y, por más que idolatre Chéjov, tengo que reconocer que sus primeros relatos no son muy chéjovianos; son demasiado sentimentales para mi gusto; la ...more
Angela Paquin
Aug 14, 2007 Angela Paquin rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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
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Tess
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
James
This collection contains only thirty-four 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 late Ralph Matlaw of stories primarily in the Garnett translations.
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 lik
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Jonfaith
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.
Erik Graff
May 14, 2014 Erik Graff rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Erik by: no one
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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.
Saman Perera
Brilliant! The "The Lady with the Dog" was exceptional!
Kelanth, numquam risit ubi dracones vivunt
Questo libro è una selezione della raccolta di racconti di Anton Čechovche è stato unoscrittore,drammaturgoemedicorusso, vissuto nell'ottocento russo, tempo in cui in Russia imperversava la reazione, e la vita intellettuale e letteraria attraversava una fase di ristagno.Il nome di Cechov non è mai stato legato a nessuna scuola o movimento. Fu uno scrittore ferocemente introverso.

Nei racconti dell'autore il tema che ricorre è quasi sempre l'aspirazione dell'uomo umile o modesto come impiegati, me
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Patty
IL REPARTO N°6
una lettura dolorosa perché la malattia mentale viene descritta con una modernità e verità che pare uno scritto modernissimo( e beh , il valore dei classici...)
Il filo sottilissimo che divide il"normale " dal "diverso" , ma poi chi è meno pazzo? Chi rinuncia al proprio essere e accetta le convenzioni? o chi è fedele a sè stesso?
Già mi sembra di ritrovare alcune tematiche pirandelliane (l'identità per esempio).
E poi la scrittura così pulita, essenziale, piccole pennellate che im
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Realini
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
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Lora Grigorova
Anton Chekhov's Short Stories: http://readwithstyle.wordpress.com/20...

I am into Russian literature mood. Most specifically into Russian literature from the 19th century mood. After the historical The Captain’s Daughter by Pushkin I turned to a rather different topic – the short stories of the master Chekhov. Until now I had read just a few, mostly in literature classes, where I needed to analyze them endlessly. For the first time now, though, I read 10 short stories in a row and I loved all of
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Kenta Iwasaki
This book has 12 stories in the Chikuma library version. It is short, but I can feel bitter of life from this book. It took me one month to read , soaking in the bathtub. I can't understand who plays, because a character has many names. In addition soaking gave me dizzy. I don't remember early part. But last and second last stories are impressive. It is "The Darling" and "The Lady with the Dog" Either girls appeared in these stories are weak. I 'm male, but I can understand their mind. It stimul ...more
Laura
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
Alisea
Racconti diretti, stile lineare di facilissima lettura al punto da far dimenticare che sono stati scritti all'incirca 100 anni fa. I racconti hanno come filo conduttore il senso della vita. Cogliamo sin dai primi racconti l'obiettività dell'autore, intuiamo in lui un testimone imparziale che ci offre, in poche pagine, l'immagine dell'uomo nella sua quotidianità, impegnato ad illudersi ed ingannarsi per portare avanti la sua esistenza, per sollevarsi dalla mediocrità, per dare un senso ad ogni az ...more
Caroline
ok-did not read this particular translation, but if its good, i'll get it. the lady with the toy (pet) dog is my favorite story. the part where gurov listens to the buzz of the telegraph wires and the chirping of grasshoppers as his mistress rides away is stunning!! this description of falling in love seems so real and true coming from the worldy and cynical narrator in the real world/far from perfect situation of their lives. I barely read these days (getting in touch with my inner 19th century ...more
Donna Kirk
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
Colin
I loved this book.

Chekhov compassionately renders prostitutes, impoverished peasants, and overworked youngsters. As he advised in one of his letters (available in this edition), he strives for an objective presentation of characters and their situations. But his intentions cannot be dodged: he wants you to have compassion on his characters. After any sensitive reading, the reader will have compassion.

His shortest stories offer a stern retort to those who would malign today's "flash fiction." T
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Núria
De momento cuatro estrellitas. De momento sólo he llegado a la página 227. Y hay 766. Los cuentos están ordenados por orden cronológico y yo he llegado hasta los de 1886 (incluidos), que en principio es lo que pretendía a hacer, porque dicen por ahí que hasta ahí llega la primera época de Chéjov. Había leído algunos cuentos de Chéjov, pero de forma caótica y hace mucho tiempo. Por lo que he visto, estos primeros cuentos de Chéjov mezclan humor, costumbrismo y buenos sentimientos en diferentes ca ...more
Stephanie
I'll give Chekhov that he's the Father of the Modern Short Story, but that's about it. His stories are all about style, and the substance itself is rarely riveting or "new". Also, while the selected works covers a broad range of his career to the point that we can see his evolution as a writer in his style, the stories rarely get less painful to read in terms of content. The more I read, the less I cared about the story, and had to attempt to keep my attention by analyzing his style and why that ...more
Emily
So far I have only read two: Easter Eve and The Beggar. They were both so good. I felt like I was eating nutritious food. I like a story teller who can convict you without preaching at you. I love books that take me outside of my world and in to another where there is clearly suffering and hardship. It normalizes my experience in this world. The Russian authors are so good at this. Chekov (at least this translation) was easy to understand and I hope I have the self discipline to read more this w ...more
Sam Grindstaff
I liked a handful of these stories quite a bit ("The Chorus Girl," "The Grasshopper," "Anna on the Neck," "The Lady with the Dog") but on the whole I found the stories a long dreary slog (at least in these translations): Lots of illness, death, and unhappiness. It's strange, I had always thought of Chekhov as one of the great short story writers (he has that reputation) and remembered liking some stories of his I'd read in college. I don't know what the difference was this time, but it was hard ...more
Sean Leas
Loved the writing with these short stories. My favorite of the group was Kashtanka and Hatred, Kashtanka was a interesting story about a lost and found dog from the perspective of the dog - quite endearing. I originally had purchased a different Chekhov book but received this instead and was pleasantly surprised. Sometimes when buying used books on Amazon one will find interesting results.
Emily
At the close of this book, my mind was swimming with images of downcast peasants, tuberculosis-plagued hospitals, and the chilly Volga River. Chekhov's short stories definitely don't give one the lift O. Henry's do. Nevertheless, the description of what is bleak is so vivid, and the compassion and the inscrutable Russian mind so different, that I couldn't discount Chekhov.

My favorite stories were La Cigale, An Inadvertence, and The Kiss.
Beth
If you are interested in the short story form, this collection is a must. The stories are compelling. Stripped down to the bare essentials, yet completely engaging. Considered to have created the modern short story form, these stories read very modern still. Well worth the time to seek out and buy as you will want to take your time and savor each story.
Carrie Mullins
Master. Economical. Russian. Velvet.
A memorable quote from a letter he wrote to his brother, printed in this collection: "Best of all, shun all descriptions of the characters' spiritual state. You must try to have that state emerge clearly from their actions. Don't try for too many characters. The center of gravity should reside in two: he and she." (That second part, about the he and she, sounds a lot like Chris Booker in his Seven Basic Plots tome). Other interesting information comes out in t
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Omar
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
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Антон Павлович Чехов) (Arabic: أنطون تشيخوف) 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.

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