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Chelkash and Other Stories

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Facsimile reprint. Originally published: New York: Knopf, 1929

One autumn night
In the steppe
Twenty-six of us and one other
The green kitten
A rolling stone
Her lover
Paperback, 260 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1899)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Chelkash and Other Stories, Maxim Gorky
عنوان: چلکاش و چند داستان دیگر؛ ماکسیم گورکی؛ مترجم: کاظم انصاری؛ تهران، اندیشه، چاپ سوم 1369، چاپ نخست، 1344، در 255 ص، مصور
Aug 16, 2007 علی rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This slim book contains three tales- the title tale, Makar Chudra, and Twenty-Six Men And A Girl. Gorky's style is quite different from the pre-Chekhovians, such as Nikolai Gogol, Leo Tostoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky. A series of adventures that bonds the two title characters- a vagrant, and his young `understudy' Gavrila, before fate rend them from each other. The basic thought is how far should a person go simply for money. These tales, at least, display Gorky was a talented writer, and a worthy s ...more
Brennan Wieland
This follows the story of a young man(Gavrila) who is looking for work down the shipyard/docks. He's looking to earn enough money to travel back to his hometown. He comes across the town drunkard, Chelkash, and Chelkash offers him a job. Not asking any questions, the man agrees and they set out in boat and head out to sea. The young man realizes too late that he is part of a huge heist. Chelkash promises him plenty of money when they arrive back home, and, reluctantly, Gavrila takes the deal. Th ...more
Janith Pathirage
I can easily give 5 stars for all the stories in this collection. Chekhov, Gorky and Poe were the best short story writers walked in this earth and among them , Maxim Gorky has a uniqueness, coz most of this stories are based on actual life events of people who suffered gravely. He could make readers feel a great sympathy for his characters.
Rafa Camacho
Jan 21, 2014 Rafa Camacho rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This collection microcosmically elucidates the plight of Russia's underclass during the final years of the 19th century. And it's with this as a socio-historical backdrop that Maxim Gorky sets out to explore timeless universal themes; love, trust, irony, mortality, etc. While devoid of verboseness, the author succeeds in being impactive in his description of characters and their environments. I don't speak/read Russian, but I can't imagine these stories possessing much more literary vigor than i ...more
Jun 02, 2015 Deb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Simple stories that become treasures through the telling.
Craig Tyler
Jun 15, 2012 Craig Tyler rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Greed is bad, Being free is good, and don't judge other people. The summation of the three short stories and the seeds of the Russian Proliterian...ahhh Russians...
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Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov (Russian: Алексей Максимович Пешков; better known as Maxim Gorky (Russian: Максим Горький, IPA: [mɐˈksʲim ˈɡorʲkʲɪj]), was a Russian/Soviet author, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist.

From 1906 to 1913 and from 1921 to 1929 he lived abroad, mostly in Capri, Italy; after his return to the Soviet Union he accepted the cultural polici
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