Tag: obsession

#197 A Woman With A Dog

Find today’s 6381 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/197.html Travis review: I’m not sure why this story is considered one of the best in Chekhov’s canon. It is a good, solid story about a philanderer falling love for the first time with a conquest. Both adulterers are racked with emotions, yet it seems that Anna has more guilt... Read More »

#142 The Kiss

Find today’s 7670 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/142.html Travis review: While there are many parts of this story that I like, I found it disappointing in the end. In a case of mistaken identity, Ryabovitch, a shy, “little officer in spectacles, with sloping shoulders, and whiskers like a lynx’s” is accidentally kissed by a woman in dark... 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 »