Tag: Jewish

#126 Uprooted

Find today’s 6338 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/126.html In the past when Jewish characters have been presented in Chekhov stories, they have been depicted in a less than positive light (Mire). When his characters mention Jews in dialogue or song it has been very anti-Semitic, though I imagine accurate for time and morals. But in today’s story,... Read More »

#087 Mire

Find today’s 7,198 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/087.html Travis Review: It feels like Chekhov took a temptress out of a fairy tale and added a pair of cousins who go up to visit her mansion separately. While there are elements that feel the a little fantastical, the rest of the story is grounded in the psychological way... Read More »

#061 A Gentleman Friend

Today’s story is 1314 words and is available here:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/061.html Travis Review: Today’s story makes we think of a penniless Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian. Entitled and focused on the vanity of appearance over subsistence, Vanda ebbs and flows between confidence and humiliation. The world revolves around her as she feels that “the very horses and... Read More »