Tag: artist

#183 An Artist’s Story

Find today’s 7280 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/183.html Travis review: This long short story is told from the first person point of view from an artist who believes in not lending a helping hand to the poor as it is an exercise in futility. Simultaneously, Chekhov shows this young, upper class artist spending his days doing nothing... Read More »

#089 Hush!

Today’s story is 1104 words long and can be found here:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/089.html Travis Review: Today’s story is a great example of a man in love with the concept of being a writer, while everybody around him suffers (including himself) for his passion. This story reminded me of a combination of two previous passionate Chekhov characters... Read More »

#077 Talent

Find today’s 1692 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/077.html Travis Review: Today’s story has the title “Talent,” but I feel it is being used facetiously. After living in Los Angeles for several years and being a writer myself, I have known many Yegors (and possibly might have been one myself) who thinks of the rewards of being a... Read More »

#049 Anyuta

Today’s story has 1531 words and can be found here:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/049.html Travis Review: Today’s story seems like the most modern story we’ve had from Chekhov and I wonder if there were women like Anyuta in the student housing areas when he was a student. Anyuta lives with Stepan, a medical student, “in the cheapest room of... Read More »

#042 Art

Today’s story is 2286 words and his first of 1886: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/041.html Travis Review: In today’s story, we get to watch an artist at work. Seryozhka is an irascible “a short-legged, ragged, mangy-looking fellow” who has but one talent in the world. And to his credit, he uses it. His art allows him to be awful and... Read More »