The world according to Anton Chekhov

The world according to Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov defied description with his writing. With his limber and sharp mind he was able to craft and bring alive 18th Century Russia in such a delicate, poignant and deeply emotional way that it will leave you breathless and gasping. To read his short stories is to be plunged into a completely different realm. Although written over a century ago, the characters and their emotions and struggles resonate as clearly as a church bell.


“Only one who loves can remember so well.”

― Anton Chekhov, Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov


“Being in love shows a person how he ought to be.”

― Anton Chekhov, Select Tales of Anton Chekov


 “They say philosophers and wise men are indifferent. Wrong. Indifference is a paralysis of the soul, a premature death.”

― Anton Chekhov, Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov


“The role of the artist is to ask questions, not answer them.”
― Anton Chekhov


Six principles that make for a good story:

1. Absence of lengthy verbiage of a political-social-economic nature; 2. total objectivity; 3. truthful descriptions of persons and objects; 4. extreme brevity; 5. audacity and originality: flee the stereotype; 6. compassion.

― Anton Chekhov

Published by Content Catnip

Content Catnip is a quirky internet wunderkammer written by an Intergalactic Space Māori named Content Catnip. Join me as I meander through the quirky and curious aspects of history, indigenous spirituality, the natural world, animals, art, storytelling, books, philosophy, travel, Māori culture and loads more.

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