My Life (The Art of the Novella series)

My Life The Art of the Novella series Illustrated Includes Table of ContentsAnton Chekhov may have suffered an untimely death but he squeezed the most out of his years of life Chekhov was a Russian physician dramatist and a

  • Title: My Life (The Art of the Novella series)
  • Author: Anton Chekhov Charles River Editors
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  • Illustrated Includes Table of ContentsAnton Chekhov 1860 1904 may have suffered an untimely death, but he squeezed the most out of his 44 years of life Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be one of the greatest writers in history, particularly in the genre of short stories Chekhov s major innovation near the end of the 19th centu Illustrated Includes Table of ContentsAnton Chekhov 1860 1904 may have suffered an untimely death, but he squeezed the most out of his 44 years of life Chekhov was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be one of the greatest writers in history, particularly in the genre of short stories Chekhov s major innovation near the end of the 19th century was in what became known as stream of consciousness writing, in which he eschewed common traditional story structure and simply wrote as though he was thinking aloud Renowned writers like James Joyce and William Faulkner would eventually run with this theme, producing classics in the same vein Chekhov was one of Russia s most famous and popular writers in his time, producing well received works like The Lady with the Dog and The Bishop This edition of Chekhov s My Life Story of a Provincial is specially formatted with a Table of Contents and is illustrated with over a dozen pictures of Chekhov.

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    1. моя жизнь = My Life, Anton Chekhovعنوان: زندگی من؛ زندگی من و شش داستان دیگر؛ زندگی من و پنج داستان دیگر؛ زندگی من و دو داستان دیگر؛ زندگی من و یک داستان دیگر؛ نویسنده: آنتون چخوف؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و یکم آوریل سال 2002 میلادیعنوان: زندگی من و شش داستان دیگر؛ نویسنده: آنتون چخوف؛ مترج [...]

    2. Un libro 100 % Chéjov. Uno de los pilares más importantes de este autor es la verdad; Chéjov decía que la ficción que miente no es buena ficción. Este relato es un espejo de lo que somos: pobres miserables que buscan su lugar en el mundo mientras sufren en soledad.

    3. Classic Chekhov: keeps everything in flux.Every story of his I've read has the same principle: 'I think this is good; (s)he thinks the opposite is good. We're both kinda right, but you can't ever prove one is greater than the other.'This version is bourgeois life vs. manual labour. They both have their strengths and weaknesses, but even so, we're still all going to die, and before then, most people suck.Cheers, Chekhov. See you in, uh a few months ;D

    4. Lice eats grass, rust eats iron, and lying the soul.Russian literature and I have a dysfunctional relationship. I think I should like it, have had several friends over the years who adore it, and yet, at some point during a book I want to put myself out of my misery. Whether it's Tolstoy, Dostoyevski, or Chekhov I find a point where I really understand vodka. To be fair, I had a nice Turgenev experience and still need to crack open Gogol, but that will come after a breather because this one took [...]

    5. I'm actually left speechless, in a state of melancholia even; my rambling won't do justice to this masterpiece of a work. It's poignant and the whole theme, with the grim realities of life, lay a very heavy burden on your heart. This novella is a testimony to Chekhov's ability to conjure up life from only words, in all its beauty and harrowing reality, with all the moral choices that one makes as he treads along the path, and the distressing repercussions that come along with those choices.Somet [...]

    6. (Hay un punto que me inquieta de Chejov: el hecho de que el tipo haya considerado sus textos dramáticos como comedias. ¿En la cabeza de quién se le ocurre pensar a Tío Vania o La Gaviota como comedias? ¿Acaso es una joda bárbara la caída en desgracia de la clase rusa terrateniente y/o noble a fines del siglo XIX?)Drama como comedia clasista. Con esta idea llegué a Relato de mi vida, novella que narra el coming of age de un traidor a su clase. A saber: Misail (25-26), hijo del arquitecto [...]

    7. when you see you can't live your dreams in this cruel world :(reading it was a fun adventure, different but same as my experience, and foretelling my tragic end if i keep up like that, hoping to cling a bit more to my world before crashing into the abyss

    8. My Life was published in 1896, five years after The Duel, but it seems in some perhaps superficial ways to have the qualities of an earlier work. The first-person narrator is a young man, and a very idealistic one, who has found himself idle in his posts as a clerk and has given up employment respectable for his class in favor of manual labor.In The Duel, too, Chekhov explored some of the modern ideas of philosophy and political economy that were swirling around Russia and the rest of the world [...]

    9. I loved the argument in this book between Misail (the protagonist) and Dr. Blagovo. It is, in fact, a wonderful argument that could be had today. Misail expresses the underlying principle of his life choices, "that is what is wanted is that the strong should not enslave the weak, that the minority should not be a parasite on the majority, nor a vampire for ever sucking its vital sap; that is, all, without exception, strong and weak, rich and poor, should take part equally in the struggle for exi [...]

    10. Mascha dice en una carta: "El rey David tenía un anillo con la inscripción: «Todo pasa.» Cuando se está triste, estas palabras consuelan; cuando se está alegre, producen melancolía. Yo también me he mandado hacer una sortija parecida, con una inscripción judaica, y ella no me permite extralimitarme ni en las alegrías ni en las tristezas. Sí, todo pasará; la vida misma acabará, ¿por qué entonces atribuir tanta importancia a nuestras pequeñas alegrías y dolores?"Al final, Misail, [...]

    11. Ah, the story of a man who turns his back on his high-class roots and slaves it with peasants, only to find out that peasants are assholes too. A good little novella, kinda depressing. A good read for a plane ride the Ukraine.

    12. ترجمه خيلى جالب نبود ولى خود كتاب در كل خوب بود ، حيف كوتاه بود ، بنظرم ميشد طولاني تر و به همون اندازه خوب تر ،باشه ، "دهاتي ها" ( بقول كتاب)، ياد "داگويل" مينداختن منو يه جاهايي

    13. I have previously hated Chekhov ever since, in high school, I was forced to perform one of his plays in drama class. It was called "The Bear" and was probably a horrible translation, because the lines were stilted and, even worse, I had to kiss someone that I had complicated feelings about. Apparently that was the purpose of drama class, since it happened to me like six different times, even before I had ever kissed someone FOR REALS. Eww. But this book was actually surprisingly good, especially [...]

    14. Just what I expected from a Chekhov story; lean, unsentimental prose; a main character striving to understand and be understood; and a strain of melancholy that seems true to the characters, the plot, and to life itself. The ending seemed rushed, however, and undercut the overall power of the story. I prefer many of his short stories to this novella, but it's a worthwhile read, and maybe a nice intro to Chekhov for the uninitiated.

    15. Se tem uma coisa que eu gosto na literatura russa é a forma como os acontecimentos vão se desenvolvendo de forma suave, grandes diálogos são conduzidos de forma despretensiosa e no entanto de repente nos vemos diante de uma obra prima. Apesar desse não ter se tornado o meu favorito do Tcheckhov, é uma ótima leitura, que levanta questões incríveis e me deixou refletindo a respeito após terminar

    16. Эта история о том как сложно вырваться из рамок узкого мышления и устоявшихся устоев.Одни смирились с этими рамками и идут в них на поводу, другие бороться но не достаточно, чтобы преодолеть их, некоторые преодолевают, но оглядываются всё время назад, некоторые слишком сил [...]

    17. Had it not been Chekhov, had it not been that short, I would have given up on this one. Essentially, this novella articulates his bleak vision of existence, but apparently it is still too long to allow his writing mastery to blossom. No ellipse here, no innuendo, no suggestion. The dialogues conveying socio-economic aspects of 19th century Russia are tediously didactical, the prose is dull and the descriptions, heavily redundant and monotonous.Such a huge disappointment.

    18. چخوف خیلی سریع خواننده رو وارد داستان میکنه و پایان بندی کتاب هم به همین منوال خیلی کوتاه و موجز اتفاق می افته.صداقت متن، روان بودنش، نگاهش به زندگی روستایی، پایبندی شخصیت اصلی به اخلاق و گفتگو های جذابش با شخصیت های دیگه ی داستان که اتفاقا کم هم نیستن؛ همگی داستانی جذاب و صمی [...]

    19. It has been suggested that the idea behind Anton Chekhov’s My Life was to write at the expense of Tolstoy. Tolstoy had espoused a belief in physical labor and the pheasant life. He retained his title and his status as the feudal lord over Yasnaya Polyana but lived something of the pheasant life and promoted a following to adopt less material ways.The Central character of My Life, Misail Poloznev is born to social position in a small provincial town. Rejecting his status and his duties as a mem [...]

    20. Main Character is a chump. The story in itself is a bit boring at times, but some parts are interesting enough. I came in expecting a tale strictly about the strugles of someone of Bourgousie trying to work his way down the social ladder and join the working class (Proletariat) plebs. What I found was something similair to this but focusing quite a lot on romance and love, which is fine I suppose just not what I expected. The ending did wrap things up quite nicely and I found myself almost moved [...]

    21. A very good example of period Russian slice of life in one way and a good discussion of societal classes and what's truly important in life in another. A major lesson to be learned whether you agree with the main character giving up his noble status to work as a house painter and farmer or not is that you should follow your conscience. When everyone begs him to stop disgracing himself and his family he asks how to do that when he's only following the dictates of his conscience.

    22. A fascinating late 1890's novella which explores the inner struggle of a young man born into a life of privilege at a time when class distinctions were starting to erode; a window into the painful birth of early modernism.

    23. 3.5 Magnifico relato de la vida en la pequeña ciudad rusa que hace de precedentes para entender la revolución

    24. Felt real and true but was missing something. Some note of warmth. The charming woman character was PAINFULLY real, her fleeting sunshine

    25. Lama tidak menamatkan buku sejak bulan lalu agaknya membuat kecepatan membaca saya melambat, bahkan untuk buku setipis ini. (oke, pengakuan, saya membaca versi ebooknya dari U of Adelaide). Tokoh utama kita, si Aku, yang kemudian diketahui bernama Misail adalah seseorang yang ingin keluar dari jalan hidup yang telah 'digariskan' untuknya. Bekerja menggunakan 'otak' bukan otot, biar hanya jadi klerek sekalipun karena inilah tradisi keluarga kita sejak masa kakekmu, demikianlah alasan ayah Misail. [...]

    26. As class critique, didactic and schematic, a scattershot treatise with hollow characters that are barely-veiled mouthpieces for Chekhov's philosophical pretenses for writing this. Chekhov doesn't even do his readers the favor of bothering to present his argument dialectically but rather proceeds via brute force and an unconvincingly stacked deck. Besides his obvious sin of subjugating an ostensible work of art into an only marginally nuanced screed, Chekhov further errs by going far too light on [...]

    27. Concordo com Tolstói quando este escreveu a respeito desta novela "Há passagens surpreendentes, mas em seu conjunto a novela é fraca". Gostaria que Tchekhov tivesse explorado mais profundamente o desencanto, as alegrias e as angústias dos personagens, assim como desenvolvido mais o lado humano e individualista das escolhas feitas por Missail Póloznev e não ter entrado tanto na questão da justiça moral universal que essas escolhas representavam. Os personagens ficaram um pouco distantes d [...]

    28. Chekhov, Anton. My LifeIn a sense this is a fragment of autobiography in that the protagonist grows up in a small rural town, is in love with landscape and is drawn to the magic of the theatre. But ‘My Life,’ subtitled ‘The Story of a Provincial,’ is quite different from its author’s life. Chekhov, though rural by birth is mentally and physically restless, often visits St Petersburg, where he finds friends among writers and artists and makes exhausting treks into unknown country, cross [...]

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