Misery None
  • Title: Misery
  • Author: Anton Chekhov
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  • Page: 167
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  • Anton Chekhov

    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Russian 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 gloomy to me His early years were shadowed by his father s tyranny, religious fanaticism, and long nights in the store, which was open from five in the morning till midnight He attended a school for Greek boys in Taganrog 1867 68 and Taganrog grammar school 1868 79 The family was forced to move to Moscow following his father s bankruptcy At the age of 16, Chekhov became independent and remained for some time alone in his native town, supporting himself through private tutoring.In 1879 Chekhov entered the Moscow University Medical School While in the school, he began to publish hundreds of comic short stories to support himself and his mother, sisters and brothers His publisher at this period was Nicholas Leikin, owner of the St Petersburg journal Oskolki splinters His subjects were silly social situations, marital problems, farcical encounters between husbands, wives, mistresses, and lovers, whims of young women, of whom Chekhov had not much knowledge the author was was shy with women even after his marriage His works appeared in St Petersburg daily papers, Peterburskaia gazeta from 1885, and Novoe vremia from 1886.Chekhov s first novel, Nenunzhaya pobeda 1882 , set in Hungary, parodied the novels of the popular Hungarian writer M r J kai As a politician J kai was also mocked for his ideological optimism By 1886 Chekhov had gained a wide fame as a writer His second full length novel, The Shooting Party, was translated into English in 1926 Agatha Christie used its characters and atmosphere in her mystery novel The Murder of Roger Ackroyd 1926.Chekhov graduated in 1884, and practiced medicine until 1892 In 1886 Chekhov met H.S Suvorin, who invited him to become a regular contributor for the St Petersburg daily Novoe vremya His friendship with Suvorin ended in 1898 because of his objections to the anti Dreyfus campaingn conducted by paper But during these years Chechov developed his concept of the dispassionate, non judgemental author He outlined his program in a letter to his brother Aleksandr 1 Absence of lengthy verbiage of political social economic nature 2 total objectivity 3 truthful descriptions of persons and objects 4 extreme brevity 5 audacity and originality flee the stereotype 6 compassion Chekhov s fist book of stories 1886 was a success, and gradually he became a full time writer The author s refusal to join the ranks of social critics arose the wrath of liberal and radical intellitentsia and he was criticized for dealing with serious social and moral questions, but avoiding giving answers However, he was defended by such leading writers as Leo Tolstoy and Nikolai Leskov I m not a liberal, or a conservative, or a gradualist, or a monk, or an indifferentist I should like to be a free artist and that s all Chekhov said in 1888.The failure of his play The Wood Demon 1889 and problems with his novel made Chekhov to withdraw from literature for a period In 1890 he travelled across Siberia to remote prison island, Sakhalin There he conducted a detailed census of some 10,000 convicts and settlers condemned to live their lives on that harsh island Chekhov hoped to use the results of his research for his doctoral dissertation It is probable that hard conditions on the island also worsened his own physical condition From this journey was born his famous travel book T


  • Chekhov is one of those great writers who don t merely describe reality but also adds dimension to it Though he intentionally refrained from delivering moral or political sermons in his literary works, Chekhov remains one of the finest moral compasses just by forcing us to examine our conceptions about life and human nature.Written in a straightforward narrative style, the story opens with a question that encapsulates the protagonist s struggle To whom shall I tell my grief The narrative follows [...]

  • Given a modern setting he could be a cab driver Alone now, the only family he had was his son who, now that he is old, could have replaced him in his job But his son just died, after spending three days, feverish, in a hospital.So here are scenes, some daily rituals of his work In this story, though, he is not a cab driver but a sledge driver powered by a horse The cab taxi during Chekhov s time He takes in passengers, and tries to make small talk with them The usual things, even funny things, a [...]

  • The story is about a sledge driver who is trotting the streets in the wintry days The voice of the story is melancholic.The man has lost his son and since then he has kept his grief buried inside He feels sad because he thinks he needs to tell somebody about his misery He takes different people to places and wants to share his life story with them but no one listens Finally, he talks to his horse and the story reaches it s catharsis The story surges one with a gloomy vibe by it s sketching of si [...]

  • I listened to this short story as a practice on listening to Audibooks The selection was not arbitrary, as Anton Checkov is one of my favorite Russian writers and among the greatest in literature.This book was part of a free channel on Audible that is called 7 days of Anton Chekhov The narrative was really amazing, the narrator practiced different voices, characters, shrugs, laughs, coughs all a long so you would feel that you are watching a play in the theater As for the story itself, it is not [...]

  • What a sad story It speaks mainly of the need to share our grief and communicate about our feelings, a theme that I feel is very relevant In the end, the man speaks to his horse about the grief he feels over his son s loss since no one else will listen The anti climactic feeling of this moment was heartbreaking.

  • Melancholic I had mixed feelings about this story On one hand I liked it and thought that it was okay because it talks about reality to an extend Selfishness to be precise The story is a good reminder of how selfish we can be taking care of our needs without taking heed to others anguish However on the other hand, I thought that the story was monotonous, it had the same emphasis from the beginning to the end Wish there were emotions to the story.

  • I recently decided to regale myself with the experience of having read Chekhov and I picked this story as a starting point.Daaaaang.I am not being very innovative here, but the reason why he is considered to be a master of the craft is apparent The story was all around wonderful very sad, very moving The final line was simultaneously devastating and beautiful and will definitely stay with me for a long time.Many feels were had today and I will neither confirm nor deny a bit of welling up at the [...]

  • This short story is very short but has a lot of heart felt meaning, at least to me The main character, Iona, tries to pour out his sorrow to all of the people he comes across about his son s recent death No one is interested in listening and remark only on how everyone dies Iona eventually takes refuge with his mare to pour out his lonely suffering to her.

  • Not only is this mini short story a brilliant portrayal of the quest and need for intimacy, it s a magnificent demonstration of the writer s craft, how much one can say and how powerfully it can be said with all showing and no telling.

  • Great piece about the loneliness of grief about some people s inability to step into a stranger s shoes, to be compassionate It makes me want to read Chekhov, and I will.

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