Tag: student

#173 The Student

Find today’s 1506 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/173.html Travis review: In today’s story a young student talks with two widows, a mother and a daughter, and by discussing the apostle Peter’s three denials of Christ, the older woman cries. The student walks away with the idea that “The past is linked with the present by an... Read More »

#149 Lights

Please find today’s 15,773 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/149.html Travis review: We’ve been hit with back to back long story. Although a half the size of “The Steppe,” this story still took time to read. The point of “Lights,” at least from the engineer Ananyev, concerns a philosophical argument about the importance of living an engaged... Read More »

#102 Polinka

Find today’s story 1765 word story here: http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/102.html Travis Review: Today’s story felt like a farcical stage play with characters loudly conducting normal business while having a serious conversation underneath. But in this case, Chekhov eschews the humor and goes with heavy drama. Polinka is described as “a thin, fair person.” I found it interesting that... 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 »

#005 A Classical Student

Another short one weighing in at just over 1080 words:  http://www.chekhovshorts.com/stories/005.html Travis review: Oh those wacky peasants! I feel a better name should’ve been “How I Got Into Business School.” A nervous young lad goes to take his Greek exam and things do not go well. His mother is furious, but too exhausted in heartbreak... Read More »