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Note-Book of Anton Chekhov

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

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. . .f the secondary school for girls—a speech on true enlightenment. To the representatives of the press a speech. He called the Jews together: "Jews, I have summoned you." … A month or two passes—he does nothing. Again he calls the merchants together—a speech. Again the Jews: "Jews, I have summoned you."… He has wearied them all. At last he says to his Chancellor: "No, the work is too much for me, I shall have to resign."

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A student at a village theological school was learning Latin by heart. Every half-hour he runs down to the maids' room and, closing his eyes, feels and pinches them; they scream and giggle; he returns to his book again. He calls it "refreshing oneself."

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The Governor's wife invited an official, who had a thin voice and was her adorer, to have a cup of chocolate with her, and fo. . . Read More

Community Reviews

Tchekhov efetuava anotações de ideias para serem usadas em seus livros e contos futuros. Eram temas, fragmentos, pensamentos e notas.
No dia 28 de março de 1896 ele faz a seguinte anotação:" Tolstoi veio me ver. Falamos de imortalidade. Contei-lhe a essência da história de Nossilov, “O Teatro dos Vog

A peek inside the mind of one of the world's great writers. If you're a Chekhov can or a writer it's well worth a read.

I love Chekhov's stories with a fervor, and found his letters almost as enlightening as his stories. The notebook felt sketchy (as a notebook can be, I suppose) and had some moments but I suppose I was expecting too much.

En un principio es algo difícil de leer, tienes que acostumbrarte a las ideas aisladas de cada párrafo. Tiene entradas repetidas, pero escritas un poco diferente, así que me imagino que decidieron incluirlas porque incluso se repetían en los verdaderos cuadernos (este libro se compone de varios diar

Many writers keep books like this. But Chekhov isn't just any writer. Read this to learn about writing. Read it to learn about observation. And read it for the stories that live in Chekhov's carefully recorded details.

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