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La señora del perrito y otros cuentos

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Maestro indiscutible del dificil genero del cuento, ANTON CHEJOV (1860-1904) extrajo la materia narrativa de la mayoria de sus relatos de la vida cotidiana de sus contemporaneos, en especial de las esperanzas y desventuras de las gentes de la clase media del gran imperio zarista, como funcionarios, medicos, pequenos propietarios o profesores. Entre los diez cuentos reunido ...more
Published August 23rd 2006 by Alianza Editorial Sa (first published 1888)
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I must confess that I hold a deep dislike of Chekhov. Why is this? It is because of his sheer brilliance. The way he writes a short story is effortless and beautiful regardless of translation (I've read a few of the same stories from different translators and they all capture the story elegantly).

It is a dislike that stems from earlier in the year of 2012. In my literature class I was forced to attempt to adopt a Chekhovian style of writing to create an imaginative piece. I quickly found that hi
I actually would give this a 4.5...I really don't know what to say about Chekhov that hasn't been said before. He is obviously a master at the short story. His stories in this volume are mainly about normal almost mundane lives of the upper class. Affairs, courting, marriages, having bad dreams, growing up, etc. I appreciate that Chekhov can make such normal situations compelling to read and he doesn't have neat tidy endings or judge his characters one way or another. The only thing that's preve ...more
Incredibly simple and at the same time it said so much to me. How the characters change each other, how difficult it is to fall in love and to pursue's one's heart desires. Anyway, I just loved it and will surely read more stuff by the author. It probably helped that I was reading it in a beautifully illustrated Spanish edition that just came out this year by Nórdica Libros. Loved it.
n* Dalal
There are moments, when reading this book, where I couldn't even notice how influential Chekhov's style of short story writing has been. These short stories just feel like short stories; it's easy to forget that these are among the first short stories as we know them... The snippets in time, the minimal plots.

They're beautiful character sketches, and Chekhov's techniques on sentence length are disarming.

I'm looking forward to reading these stories again.
ArEzO.... Es
داستان بسيار كوتاه و بسيار شيرين يك عشق
كه تا به آخرش
نامش عشق نيست
After finishing this collection, I realised I've been reading it, on and off, for almost a year in between other readings. I also realised I read the book in all formats; paperback for few weeks until I had to return it to the library, ebook on computer, kindle edition on tablet, and on mobile. It accompanied me in different countries, seasons, and moods. I managed to enjoy these Russian tales over the weeks and months, and it was generally an entertaining as well as thought-provoking read overa ...more
Chekhov is a world renowned play write and short story author. His skills are obvious in this compilation. Garnett is a well regarded translator and I hope we are seeing the master at his best here. Chekhov was a physician and a member of the upper class. Most of his stories focus on this group near the end of the 19th centruy. Many elite intellectuals were closet revolutionaries and the conflict between their privileged lives and those of the proletariat around them were clearly the source of m ...more
This collection is dominated by two stories, The Lady with the Dog, and An Anonymous Story. They account for half of the book in volume, and they are, in my opinion, the two best stories of the collection. They are all good though. I never feel like I'm struggling to finish a Chekhov story. Much is made of his writing style and it certainly makes his stories flow effortlessly. It's easy to see why he is considered a master of the short story genre.
Amanda L
Anton Chekhov writes some great short stories.
Inderjit Sanghera
The House With The Mezzanine is the story of a somewhat diffident young man, a painter, and his somewhat tenuous romance with two sisters during a vacation; the story is laden with the impressionistic images conjured up by its narrator and is one of Chekhov’s finest short stories.
The narrator, feeling bored during his holidays, decides to go for a walk and during his walk he comes across the grounds of an unfamiliar manor house; “The sun was already thinking and the e
Catherine  Mustread
Chekhov is a master of the short story and I thoroughly enjoyed the DailyLit.Comversion* of this classic which contained nine stories, the best known being the title story but my favorites being the two shortest, The Head of the Family about a man who alternates between being tyrannical and guilty and The Husband which has a great example of Chekhov's pithy character descriptions:"Among the husbands was Shalikov, the tax-collector--a narrow, spiteful soul, given to drink, with a big, closely cro ...more
Voor mijn opleiding heb ik eens Anton Tsjechovs beroemde Drie zusters moeten lezen. Ik vond het nogal monotoon en langdradig, maar begreep ook dat dat waarschijnlijk de bedoeling was. Het toneelstuk heeft een prozaïsch schijnrealisme dat bijna net zo saai moet zijn als de werkelijkheid, of juist saaier. Alhoewel, er kwam toch een flinke brand in voor.

Ik herinner me verder een geweerschot in de coulissen, dat ook nog mis blijkt te zijn, maar wacht, dat was natuurlijk Oom Wanja - het schiet me nu
i haven't read Chekhov in a while, so perhaps I have forgotten the impression of his stories, but this short story collection feels like Chekhov at some of his most brutal and precise. These are essentially portraits -- besides the eopnymous Lady With the Little Dog and the much longer An Anonymous Story, most are very short, but a few pages, with not much character development or just a simple plot -- and provide a sketch of various characters in their social settings. They are all depressing - ...more
What a surprisingly, insightful collection of literature by the one and only Anton Chekhov. It is absolutely mind-boggling how Chekhov was able to put so much emotion and so much psychology into such short pieces of literature. It seems so unrealistic that so much emotion can be packaged up into a neat little section of a couple of pages but the feeling that is left with the human reading it speaks volumes. Hell, some of his inspired critique is so much longer, drabber and drier than his intimat ...more
Sep 03, 2014 Mohnish marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Round belly, dark whiskers protruding to the north & south poles, a beard sticking up-to his waist, trying to light his pipe, this most conspicuous man, a philander, a hoodwink-er, a fugitive on the run from all that has been holding him tight, sucked by the swamp of claustrophobic propriety & morality, traveling on an east bound steamer. In pursuit of not happiness: that insatiable desire but liberation, but redemption, from his idleness.

The rain braked on the adjacent window, murk shr
This was a short story collection starting with possibly the worst short story EVER. I would have been very tempted to abandon the volume altogether if I weren't both determined to continue and in despair over dropping yet another book unfinished. Fortunately (for me) the stories get progressively better, but I'm still confused about the strategy of starting with the worst story. Or indeed including it at all - much less naming the volume after it.(view spoiler) ...more
Where other stories leave you feeling satisfied, these leave you puzzling over the point. They virtually cry out for a discussion group to examine the psychology of the characters. I found them more mentally intriguing than enjoyable -- and somewhat addicting. It is as if you ask, 'Why is it that Russians are so troubled and complex?' and the author answers by telling these stories.

In reply to an objection that he had once written about horse-thieves without condemning them, Chekhov once said re
Maya Rock
[SPOILERS] Excruciating and tender. Thank God "The Lady with the Dog" was in it, because everything else was a downer. You almost wanted to make all the other characters read "The Lady with the Dog so that they could have some hope about life. Actually now that I think about it, there seemed to be slightly more of a moralizing edge to all these stories than the ones I've read in other collections, and that edge made them almost uplifting--like there was always some promise that there was a bette ...more
Malak Alrashed
Dec 11, 2010 Malak Alrashed rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Novice writers
*I read the book on Google books; I found two copies of the book and each has different collections of short stories by Anton Chekhov, so I chose several of each one..

Each story has a very creative way of writing I loved them all Anton Chekhov is absolutely the best when it comes to short stories everyone who's staring a new book should read his works he knows how to write a little short story without ruining the meaning of it you will simply fall in love with his works.
Lasharell Schwarzer
I read this book on the advice of Francine Prose, author of Reading Like a Writer. Anton Chekhov's The Lady with the Dog was one of her many recommendations. Prose called Chekhov the best short story writer of all time.

I do not read short stories. I am not a (novel) snob turning my nose up at any papyrus published printout without its own cover and personal ISBN. No. Simply put I am an individual who never took the time to explore the world of short fiction. The same thought provoking and round
I wasn't crazy about this collection of short stories, but the caveat I must add is that 1) I don't really like short stories and 2) the only other Russian fiction I have read was Anna Karenina (20 years ago). So I am probably not the best judge.

The first two stories in the collection ("Grief" and "Agafya") almost made me add this book to my did not finish pile. They were too short, too pointless, and not too subtle. They were everything I dislike about short fiction. However, the 'longer' shor
Chejov posee un estilo propio, no apela a las situaciones excepcionales ni a las grandes actitudes, sino a situaciones cotidianas y mayormente sencillas pero llenas de profundidad, con toques de ironía y humorismo sin llegar a la comicidad.
این اولین داستانی بود که از چخوف خوندم
اصلا باهاش حال نکردم
از سبک داستان نویسی اش خوشم نیومد
آخر هر داستان کوتاه این سوال برام پیش میاد که :
خوب که چی ؟؟
هدف از این داستا ن چی بودو جوابی پیدا نمیکنم
Jazzy Lemon
A master collection of stories of sadness, at least one of them I found quite disturbing, but Chekhov paints such lovely pictures with his words that I had to give 5 out of 5.
Ok, I can now see why Chekhov is the favorite of so many literature professors. He creates a rich picture of Russia in the nineteenth century; the poverty, the summer trips to Yalta, the often unpronounceable names that have multiple variations. He creates some fascinating characters most of whom are thoroughly distasteful in one way or another apparently holding a very low opinion of Doctors and to a large degree - women.

In the introduction to this edition, David Magarshack writes that in cont
Hannah Cliff
I have only read the Lady with the little dog from this. I'm on my second reading of it. My first was in English and now I am reading it (much more slowly as I am only a second year Russian student) in Russian. It is perfection in its subtle complexity, as a reader make sure to relish the apparent trivialities because not a single phrase is wasted in this novella about an adulterous affair. The character building in so few words is masterful and it is easy to see why this is considered a classic ...more
Maryam Muhammadi
داستان سرگذشت ملال انگیز خیلی قشنگ بود
Nádia Batista
O último livro que li para a Maratona Literária de Fevereiro (apesar se não o ter acabado durante a maratona), A Dama do Cachorrinho e Outras Histórias estava há bastante tempo na minha lista de livros a ler, especialmente por ser de um dos maiores vultos da literatura russa que eu nunca tinha lido. As expectativas eram muito altas, a curiosidade imensa, e finalmente consegui ler algo deste autor.

Devo confessar que logo ao início fiquei profundamente desapontada. Não é que os contos fossem maus,
Alexander Arsov
Anton Chekhov

The Lady with the Little Dog
and Other Stories, 1896-1904

Penguin Classics, Paperback, [2002].

8vo. xxxv+347 pp. Translation, Chronology [xxix-xxxiv], Publishing History and Notes [pp. 330-347] by Ronald Wilks. Introduction by Paul Debreczeny [vii-xxiv].

This edition first published, 2002.


Further Reading
Note on the Text

The House with the Mezzanine
Man in a Case
About Love
A Visit to Friends
My Life
The Lady with the Little Do
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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.

"When I think back on m
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“He had two lives: one, open, seen and known by all who cared to know, full of relative truth and of relative falsehood, exactly like the lives of his friends and acquaintances; and another life running its course in secret. And through some strange, perhaps accidental, conjunction of circumstances, everything that was essential, of interest and of value to him, everything in which he was sincere and did not deceive himself, everything that made the kernel of his life, was hidden from other people.” 45 likes
“And only now, when he was gray-haired, had he fallen in love properly, thoroughly, for the first time in his life.” 36 likes
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