The Kiss / A Visit to Friends

Two amusing and heartrending stories that are always insightful the first one about an awkward young soldier and the second one about a lawyer being asked to help a family save an estate from financial ruin Previously published by Penguin in The Steppe and Other Stories 2001 and The Lady with the Dog and Other Stories 2002.
The Kiss A Visit to Friends Two amusing and heartrending stories that are always insightful the first one about an awkward young soldier and the second one about a lawyer being asked to help a family save an estate from financia

  • Title: The Kiss / A Visit to Friends
  • Author: Anton Chekhov
  • ISBN: 9780141022161
  • Page: 212
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. The setting is a Russian village on a May evening. The officers of an artillery brigade are invited by a retired general to spend an evening dining and dancing in his residence. During the evening, one of the officers, Ryabovich, an inarticulate conversationalist, graceless dancer, timid drinker, and altogether awkward social mixer, wanders away from the other guests and strays into a semidark room. Shortly afterward, a strange woman enters the room, clasps two fragrant arms around his neck, whi [...]

    2. Oh the sweetness and pain of becoming enamored with a mysterious stranger. Who at once lights the world up with a brilliant joy. To find the dull monotony of life broken by the accidental kiss of a lovely woman. A plain and average soldier finds his world temporarily transformed as he muses over his brief chance fortune with such an encounter.

    3. El Beso es una historia que consigue crear a un personaje profundo y creíble en muy pocas palabras. Un acontecimiento, el beso del título, es la acción a través de la cual conocemos los pensamientos del protagonista acerca de la vida y su actitud ante ella, sin que sean necesarias largas exploraciones de su personalidad o descripciones minuciosas de su estado de ánimo. Lo que el protagonista ha pasado es una situación con la que es fácil relacionarse o cuando menos imaginarnos en ella: un [...]

    4. Chekhov gives a fascinating, humane insight into the romantic experiences of people. 'The kiss' deals with a young, socially awkward soldier who is kissed in error by a young woman at a houseparty. His whole outlook on life changes. In 'A visit to friends' a lawyer is invited to visit friends on their country estate - he has not seen them in a long time. They require his help to save the estate from financial ruin; if he marries the wife's youngest sister, everyone will be happy, but this possib [...]

    5. I grabbed this for a quick read on the bus I have to give my thanks to Penguin for producing so many of these slim and smaller sized editions of key short works they are a great way to escape the everyday and "dip your toe" in some of the greatest writers, and works, of all time.The Kiss includes two stories, "The Kiss" and "A Visit to Friends", both touch on the potential for love but equally on the mythology that surrounds it as reality steps in and differing expectations are made clear Beau [...]

    6. Throughout both stories in this piece, Chekhov has the remarkable ability to create such strong and evocative imagery. Well written stories with just enough detail and story telling, his ability to portray human emotions of desire, anxiety and deep thinking adds such depth to his characters and thus allows the reader to think complexly on the mind of themselves and those around them, fictitious or not.

    7. I find it very interesting that I had apparently read these stories in 2014 and rated them a 2/5.Now having read them again, I didn't remember the stories at all and thought it deserved a 4/5 for the accurate portrayal of human nature and the interactions between two people who meet with different expectations.Mind boggling.

    8. It was fine, the writing didn't blow me away and neither of the two stories was very engaging or memorable.

    9. I read it because it was short, and for that reason I don't regret it but yeah. I don't think Chekhov is for me.

    10. A tale of an awkward Russian solider's awakening - i.e self-worth, sexuality, his exsistence - and how fantasy/ not living in the moment, can be cruel.Beautiful, tortured and simple.

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