Grisha by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review

Chekhov’s short story Grisha explores the innocent and colorful world of a toddler. The heartwarming story is one of his earlier works, published in 1886. It is also available as part of a short story collection called Fifty Two stories published by Alfred A Knopf, translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. Grisha: Summary and Plot Analysis The storyContinue reading “Grisha by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review”

Reading by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review

Reading means a lot! A whole lot! Read, and you’ll see at once how sharply your horizons change. And you can get hold of books anywhere. This excerpt from Chekhov’s short story Reading is a hilarious take on reading and people’s perception about this habit. The story is one of his earlier works, published in 1884. ItContinue reading “Reading by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review”

Spring by Anton Chekhov: Review and Analysis

Gustav Mahler, the famous Austro-Bohemian romantic composer, once said: “Spring won’t let me stay in the house any longer. I must get out and breathe the air deeply again.” I see myself nodding at this; I bet you do, too, in all likelihood. But not Chekhov’s protagonist from his short story called the Spring. This excerptContinue reading “Spring by Anton Chekhov: Review and Analysis”

Anguish by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review

My son’s dead, but I’m alive…It’s a wonder, death mixed up the doors, instead of coming to me, she went to my son… This excerpt from Chekhov’s short story Anguish explores the themes of grief, loneliness, and poverty in an indifferent society. The story is one of his earlier works published in 1886. It is also availableContinue reading “Anguish by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review”

A Slip-Up by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Analysis

Be happy, my dears! Oh! You are taking from me my only treasure! Love my daughter, be good to her! Something you would expect to be said in a marriage ceremony. And it almost was. Welcome to another Chekhov short story with a twist. This excerpt from Chekhov’s short story A Slip Up is a hilarious takeContinue reading “A Slip-Up by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Analysis”

An Educated Blockhead by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Analysis

I don’t know about you, but I have had the privilege of seeing many of these creatures over the years—more than I would like.  Having said that, I think I have the full potential to be one, too; I have proven to myself on occasions that I might be worthy of the crown. Hopefully, thatContinue reading “An Educated Blockhead by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Analysis”

The Exclamation Mark by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Analysis

In the closed eyes of a dozing Perekladin, a fiery comma flew like a meteor. The golden commas spun around and raced off to one side. They were replaced by fiery periods. This excerpt is from Chekhov’s short story Exclamation Point and is one of his earlier works, published way back in 1885. It is also availableContinue reading “The Exclamation Mark by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Analysis”

In a Foreign Land By Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review

You are talking to a friend from a different country. And suddenly, he mentions something about your country that makes your jaw drop.  Your friend seems sensible enough in all other areas of his life. You wonder to yourself: maybe just this one time, I would let it slip.  Some days pass, you meet again,Continue reading “In a Foreign Land By Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review”

The Cook Gets Married by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review

Why do you want to get everyone married? What business is it of yours? Let them get married as they like. This might sound familiar from a sitcom, or a movie, or a drama.  This excerpt from Chekhov’s short story ‘The Cook Gets Married’, a.k.a ‘The Cook’s Wedding’, is a hilarious take on marriages in general and arrangedContinue reading “The Cook Gets Married by Anton Chekhov: Summary and Review”