Tag: Gogol

#076 The First-Class Passenger

Find today’s 2868 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/076.html Travis Review:  Today’s First-class passenger was also a first-class egomaniac among other things. I think it is fair to say that although the man was drunk, he was speaking from the heart. Alcohol has a way of reducing the social filters that we have in place, exposing ourselves... Read More »

#050 Ivan Matveyitch

Our fiftieth reviewed story comes in at 2236 words. Find it here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/050.html Travis Review: Today’s story about a procrastinating intellectual and his dense protégé makes me wonder if Chekhov was writing about himself in an abstract way. The “fairly well-known man of learning” tells his wife he’s going to fire his assistant, Ivan Matveyitch.... Read More »

#006 The Death of A Government Clerk

Coming in at a few words over 1000 is a story that lives up to it’s name: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/006.html  Travis Review: I feel we’re not getting Chekhov at his top form here. He is a 22 year old medical student writing a several quick stories in a popular Russian magazine called Oskolki (Fragments) to pay for school and support his... Read More »