Anton Chekhov Á 3 summaryAtor and the beautiful Chekovian passages keep lowing throughout the book The Second Problem I Had problem I had with the ending The ending had two parts I loved the irst part The second problem I had was with the ending The ending had two parts I loved the irst part second part I couldn t understand it I don t know whether one needed to be Russian to understand it If you read the story do let me know what you thinkThe story had many beautiful passages Some of them come when the narrator shares his thoughts and others come in the middle of a conversation between some of the characters I think the novella length suits Chekhov very well It gives him room to tell a story and sneak in many beautiful passages and thoughts One of my In His Blood favourite passages was about teaching and lecturing I think it is theinest passage on giving lectures that I have read Here it is To lecture well that is with profit to the listeners and without boring them one must have besides talent experience and a special knack one must possess a clear conception of one s own powers of the audience to which one is lecturing and of the subject of one s lecture Moreover one must be a man who knows what he is doing one must keep a sharp lookout and not or one second lose sight of what one must keep a sharp lookout and not or one second lose sight of what before oneA good conductor interpreting the thought of the composer does twenty things at once reads the score waves his baton watches the singer makes a motion sideways An Officer and a Spy first to the drum then to the wind instruments and so on I do just the same when I lecture Before me a hundred andifty Exposed (Annika Bengtzon, faces all unlike one another three hundred eyes all looking straight into myace My object is to dominate this many headed monster If every moment as I lecture I have a clear vision of the degree of its attention and its power of comprehension it is in my power The other Ooko foe I have to overcome is in myself It is the infinite variety oforms phenomena laws and the multitude of ideas of my own and other people s conditioned by them Every moment I must have the skill to snatch out of that vast mass of material what is most important and necessary and as rapidly as my words Naked flow clothe my thought in aorm in which it can be grasped by the monster s intelligence and may arouse its attention and at the same time one must keep a sharp lookout that one s thoughts are conveyed not just as they come but in a certain order essential Shadow Scale (Seraphina, for the correct composition of the picture I wish to sketch Further I endeavour to make my diction literary my definitions brief and precise my wording asar as possible simple and elouent Every minute I have to pull myself up and remember that I have only an hour and Claim The Crown forty minutes at my disposal In short one has one s work cut out At one and the same minute one has to play the part of savant and teacher and orator and it s a bad thing if the orator gets the upper hand of the savant or of the teacher in one or vice versaOne of my otheravourite passages came at the end of the story It is beautiful philosophical and very Russian This is how it goes When I have wanted to understand somebody or myself I have considered not the actions in which everything is relative but the desires Tell me what you want and I will tell you what manner of man you are And now I examine myself what do I wantI want our wives our children our Nerds friends our pupils to love in us not ourame not the brand and not the label but to love us as ordinary men Anything else I should like to have had helpers and successors Anything else I should like to wake up in a hundred years time and to have just a peep out of one eye at what is happening in science I should have liked to have lived another ten yearsWhat In the Shadow of the Crown (Queens of England, further Why nothingurther I think and think and can think of nothing. By Anton Chekhov The way the author shows is gen. Far Bark from a dreary story this may be myavourite Chekhov story so On Such a Full Sea far The main character Nikolay S is a very interesting creation I should like to wake up in a hundred years time and to have just a peep out of one eye at what is happening in scienceI m almost tempted to imagine Nikolay S waking up in our times As a book recommendationor the book club Virtual Book Lair I chose Chekov s A Boring Story to start with simply because the title of the story aroused in me the curiosity to explore the term Boring which should in ordinary circumstances thwart a reader yet Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! fascinated and impelled me to discover the very reason I was intrigued by it Part autobiographical Chekov masterfully creates a narrator too isolated and self absorbed yet remarkable enough to wind up the reader in his unnecessary meticulous details of less than ordinary characters around him his bouts of insomnia and rants on science versus arts where sometimes the conversations might run deep but on the narrator s part lack the reuired conviction and interest toully make the reader believe in his stance Our narrator Nikolay Stepanovitch is an aging professor a chevalier and privy councilor who has many Russian and oreign decorations He *might seem insular at irst glance indeed he is remote or rather has induced seclusion *seem insular at Mastered (The Enforcers, first glance indeed he is remote or rather has induced seclusion himselfrom his Man, Son of Man family andriends His egotistic praises of himself are almost always Alter Ego followed by a declaration of self loathing which might indicate an identity crisisYou can read the rest of the review here Satisfied by boredom The best you can everind Makes you love Chekhov and never orget This is my second Chekhov long story It is around sixty pages long the size of a short novella The narrator of the story is Nikolay Stepanovitch Nikolay is a professor of medicine at the university He is over sixty years old He has a health condition and he eels that he doesn t have Long To Live The Story Starts With to live The story starts with describing how his morning starts after a Sleepless Night Because He Has Insomnia How His Wife Is night because he has insomnia how his wife is Uncommon Wisdom first person who meets his while he is still in bed and comes and have a short conversation with him how his daughter comes next and it goes on to describe his day his arrival at the university his meeting with his two assistants his lecture his meetings with students his work at his office the constant interruptions by students and other doctors who need hisavour the visit by Katya who is like his daughter While describing his day Nikolay also describes in detail the various people he meets They are wonderful character sketches After describing a typical day Nikolay goes on to describe his relationship with Katya in detail and how she came to be a kind of adopted daughter to him and the relationship that Katya has with the rest of his Unseen City family In this part of the story one of myavourite passages is the one in which Nikolay describes his thoughts on the theatre Katya is a Art former theatre actress It makes me smile everytime I read it It goes like this I have never shared Katya s inclinationsor the theatre To my mind if a play is good there is no need to trouble the actors in order that it may make the right impression it is enough to read it If the play is poor no acting will make it good Events in the story move at a steady pace after that and I am not going to describe what happens you should read the bookI had a couple of problems with the story The irst one was the title I don t know whether Chekhov was trying to say something with that title that there is to the story than meets the eye The story was anything but dreary The character sketches were masterfully done Nikolay is a wonderful narr. 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"and in all "in all pictures my imagination draws even the most skilful analyst could not ind what is called a general idea or the god of a living manAnd if there is not that then there is nothingI loved A Dreary Story I will be reading my When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) favourite passagesrom the story again This is the third Chekhov long story that I have read There are still No Biggy! four to go Ieel sad that there are only Crush It! four Have you read A Dreary Story What do you think about it Reador class155SO BORING JESUS Like my professor said people who don t like Chekhov don t know how to read him Well I don t Fuck it this is the best thing i read in my life could not sleep after i done with it love you Checkov It is appeared to be the Attracting Birds to Your Backyard favourite Chekhov s story of Thomas MannIf references are to be made and praises bestowed then I must certainly mention A Tedious Taleor it is my Deep Listening favorite among all Chekhov s stories an outstandinglyascinating work which Bird-by-Bird Gardening for gentleness sadness and strangeness has no eual in the literary world It is an astonishing production ifor no other reason because this tale allegedly tedious yet actually overwhelming is put into the mouth of an old man by a young man of thirty with the utmost sympathy and understandingThis is the one of the most The Works of Saint Augustine famous uotesrom the story Every Unbuttoning the CEO (The Suits Undone feeling and every thought lives an isolated existence in my mind and the most experienced analyst will not discover in my judgments on science the theatre literature etc etc what people call a central idea or the God of living men And if that is lacking there is nothing but the voidIt is not in the least surprising therefore that the last months of my life have been darkened by thoughts andeelings worthy of a slave and a barbarian and that indifference is feelings worthy of a slave and a barbarian and that indifference is my portion For if something higher and stronger than all external circumstances does not inform the life of a man then indeed a common cold is enough to disturb his euilibrium and all his pessimism or optimism together with his great and little thoughts are merely symptoms and nothing else I am defeated Why then should I continue to think or to argue No I shall simply sit and wait My Teacher Is a Robot for what is coming in silenceAnd just aew notes Supper Club from me First of all the argument still persist whether this view expressed by the character was the view by Chekhov Chekhov said categorically no But many critics and the readers still think it is the case about the central idea or its lack there of in his work I think the argument is misplaced It is always interesting though how much of the author s thought and personality is expressed in his work and how straightforward is to see itAnd another thought For me this was not the core of the story For me the core was how helpless one could become in spite of the superfluously successful life And how then one is incapable of emotionally giving Emptiness could be tragic Indifference is a paralysis of the soul a premature death Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value A Einstein A rare account of an illness ridden man what goes on in his mind his detachednessrom his Moanas New Friend (Disney Moana) family is brilliantly portrayed Not short of a masterpiece. Ius and it really helps me connect with the stor.