Ward Number Six and Other Stories

Ward Number Six and Other Stories Taken from The Oxford Chekhov the stories in this collection include The Butterfly Ariadne A Dreary Story Neighbours An Anonymous Story and Doctor Startsev as well as the title story About the

  • Title: Ward Number Six and Other Stories
  • Author: Anton Chekhov Ronald Hingley
  • ISBN: 9780199553891
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • Taken from The Oxford Chekhov, the stories in this collection include The Butterfly, Ariadne, A Dreary Story, Neighbours, An Anonymous Story, and Doctor Startsev, as well as the title story About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects OTaken from The Oxford Chekhov, the stories in this collection include The Butterfly, Ariadne, A Dreary Story, Neighbours, An Anonymous Story, and Doctor Startsev, as well as the title story About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much .

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    1. I finally understand why Chekhov has earned the title of undisputable master of the short story. He is a genius of brevity. Never had I encountered such eloquent, detailed descriptions, both physical and psychological, of characters in so few lines. The seven stories in this volume put their emphasis on the gentry or on the professional class, with a preeminent recurrence of doctors as protagonists, which might have a direct correlation to Chekhov’s real life experiences, for he graduated in m [...]

    2. To be different is a disease… On the grey background you must be grey otherwise they will see you and you will be eaten.My only illness is that in twenty years I’ve found only one intelligent man in the whole town, and he’s mad. There is no illness at all, I simply got into a magic circle that I can’t get out of. It makes no difference to me, I’m ready for everything.Ward No. 6 seems to be the most merciless and dark story by Anton Chekhov. With his sharp eye he could see any psycholog [...]

    3. Ward No. 6 and Other Stories, Anton Chekhovتاریخ نخستین خوانش: بیست و یکم ماه آوریل سال 2010 میلادیعنوان: اتاق شماره 6 و چند داستان دیگر؛ نویسنده: آنتون چخوف؛ مترجم: کاظم انصاری؛ تهران، ناهید، 1383، در 246 ص؛ شابک: 9646205488؛ چاپ پنجم 1386؛ چاپ ششم 1387؛ موضوع: داستانهای کوتاه از نویسندگان روسیه قرن 19 ممجموعه ه [...]

    4. IntroductionFurther ReadingChronologyNote on TextPatronymics--The Grasshopper--Ward No. 6--Ariadna--The Black Monk--Murder--A Woman's Kingdom--The Two Volodyas--Three Years--The StudentPublishing History and Notes

    5. Tchekhov foi para mim foi uma estreia no formato livro (só conhecia o autor do teatro).Muito francamente, estava preparada para alguma dose de seca, mas fui surpreendida pela capacidade do autor de caracterizar personagens de forma muito completa e contar histórias com princípio, meio e fim em tão poucas páginas, que fiquei a perguntar-me como tal é possível. Tenho lido alguns livros com várias centenas de páginas, que não chegam aos pés deste, neste aspecto em particular.Posto isto, [...]

    6. در ازای درد و رنج انسان، تلخ و مایه تاسفه که پایانِ زندگی چیزی بجز مرگ نصیبش نمی‌شه.نه پاداشی و نه صحنه‌ای شبیه به یک اپرا، با یه صخره با شکوه. در چنین پایانی بالاخره نوبت به موژیک‌ها می‌رسه که بیان و دست و پای جنازه رو بگیرن، کِشون کِشون ببرنش به زیرزمین. البته اشکالی نداره، [...]

    7. !!بـیـماری مـن فـقـط ایـن اســت که پـس از بیـسـت سـال در تمــام این شـهر فقـط یـک مـرد دانا پـیـدا کرده ام و او هــم دیـوانه اسـت

    8. Serious Book Club, my selection *5 out of 5 starsStill have 3 stories to finish -I have always hated short stories and Chekhov has cured me. From the first "The Cook's Wedding" and on I am mesmerized. The author can take any universal theme and work magic in a few pages while I have been reading books doing the same thing sometines badly in over 800 pages. Granted with most authors you are happy to read that many pages but with Chekhov it it satisfying that he addressed adultery or poverty in 30 [...]

    9. "El pabellón número 6"Parece ser que Dostoyevski decía, de manera pragmática e irónica, que sólo sabía que no estaba loco porque no estaba encerrado en un manicomio. Chejov, en este extraordinario relato, nos sumerge en el inquietante carácter ubicuo de la locura al que la sociedad intenta hacer frente mediante el levantamiento de barreras que delimitan lo normal, lo racional, lo moralmente aceptable frente a lo Otro de la locura, una fuerza oscura aún no configurada por los mecanismos [...]

    10. English title: Ward No. 6Note: the edition I've shelved is for the short story collection, but I read and reviewed only the singular story/novella.Taking this off my short-stories shelf, because this is most definitely not a short story, but a novella. *Shakes fist* at for convincing me that this would be a much shorter read than it actually was! (Because I was reading on Kindle, I couldn't actually tell how long it was going to be) Having said that it was utterly brilliant and I'm very glad to [...]

    11. Chekhov's cast of characters are people with inner storms, or doubts, or boredom, never content with who they are, as if muttering to themselves constant axiom of life: "somewhere is better than here." Mix them with unbelievably perspicacious eye and nuanced sense of humour and you get your hands glued to these short, scarcely decorated stories.

    12. I will review Ward Number SixThis short novel is a parabola about the alienation of the different,in this case the differen is that one that is not a mediocre ,also is a existential tale and a allegation against the stupefy rural,provincial Russia.Ivan Dimitrich is closed in a hospital ,in a small city,in the ward number six a ward used for mental ills,the hospital is old,dirt,and the ill treat is frequent,the patients almost abandoned;yet Ivan is ill,he is not a mediocre,thinks by himself and h [...]

    13. I must say that Chekhov is still striking us with his masterpiece short stories . His insightful stories will never fade for future generations, because he wrote about the human being (his suffering, affection, love, anxieties, or miseries). Throughout the stories that I read he makes me feel for the character and sometimes be the character to the extent that I actually felt the depth of the character’s personality in me and start thinking of how to solve or think about the issues that the ch [...]

    14. این کتاب شامل 7 داستان از چخوف بود که یکی از یکی بهتر بود - بر اساس ویکی پدیا چخوف در طول حیاتش 700 اثر ادبی نوشته و من که شاید 20 داستان کوتاه بیشتر از او نخوندم باید بگم هیچکدام از داستانهاش متوسط نیست و همه عالی هستند معلوم نیست مغز چخوف این همه سوژه و شخصیت را از کجا می آورد و این [...]

    15. زندگانی در این شهر کسالت آور و ملالت انگیز است در اجتماع ما هدف های عالی یافت نمی شود و مردم پیوسته به زندگی نامعلوم و مبهم و بی هدف دامه می دهند. زورگویی و تقلب وفساد و دورنگی خشن مردم. زندگی را یکنواخت جلوه می دهد. مردم پست و بی شرف در رفاه و آسایش زندگی می کنند غذاهای لذیذی می خ [...]

    16. After reading practically all of Chekhovs short stories, I have met the true genius of Chekhov in "Ward #6". One of the most magnificent literature pieces which in my humble opinion can be considered a philosophical tractatus. Chekhov is using stream of consciousness technic with a moral finality of traditional Russian short story structure. Writing about ward #6 mental patients as lost intellectuals of this world. Metaphorically stressing that we live in world of mentally ill people, with a wro [...]

    17. The review and the ranking is only for "Ward no.6"SPOILERS!A doctor works in a hospital the last 20 years! At first he liked his job but soon he finds it meaningless! All the people seems boring and he like it more when he is own his own! One day he goes to the ward no.6 ( the place where the ones that diagnosed as insane are ) soon enough he will became a patient! The ward had 5 patients and the doctor was the sixth! I left important things out of my review so go ahead and read it it will supri [...]

    18. Chekhov's writings are a blind of philosophy, documentation and contemplation. Ward no. 6 and the other short stories vividly proves that statement.That being said, I'd like to note that I have really enjoyed reading some of Chekhov\s works. If my memory doesn't betray me, it's my first visitation to Chekhov's worlds. Let's wait for what the days give.

    19. عنبر رقم 6الجميع يملك ضرباً من الجنون ولكن القليل وفقط القليل من يوضعون في مصحات القوى العلقية رواية جيدة ذات طابع سلس وبسيط غنية بالمعاني عرض الكاتب فكرته بأسلوب المناقشه ما بين الشىء والنقيد والذي مثله في شخصيتين أحدهم ذاق طعم الحياه بآلآمها وجحودها والآخر مترف لم تعطيه س [...]

    20. Sesungguhnya yang bermasalah bukan Anton Chekhov-nya, tapi Pak Koesalah Toer. Maaf, Pak, tapi saya nggak paham sama beberapa kata yang Njenengan pilih. Beberapa yang seharusnya nggak usah di-footnote juga malah dikasih, macam cangkang itu kenapa di-footnote. Kata-kata sulit lain malah ada yang yang nggak di-footnote, lupa di halaman berapa *lalu aku dikeroyok massa* Ya nggak buruk sih terjemahannya. Cuma dua hal itu bikin saya agak gregetan #yaterusguepeduligituVarCerpen kesukaan saya itu yang " [...]

    21. Brushing up on my Chekhov. I've seen the plays and have fond memories of watching Charles Dance play Vershinin in Three Sisters at the Birmingham Rep. So I'm starting with this volume, the first of three published in the Penguin Classics series.The title story is my favourite, a compelling look at what goes in a run-down hospital, which also twits the Tolstoyan ideal of 'non-resistance to evil' at the same time.Nice to see Chekhov showing off his versatility in the fantastical tale 'The Black Mo [...]

    22. ward No.6 is amazing Its so interesting that a useless doctor is going to end up in the same lunatic hospital with his only mad friend Ivan that he used to treat him and even he is going to meet his final fate there i.e beaten to death by his own assistant Doctor : "What a wilderness fate has carried us to, though, really! What's most vexatious of all is to have to die here. Ech! . ."Scene 12-p.62Mihail :"I must own I doubt it too. And yet I have a feeling as though I should never die. Oh, I thi [...]

    23. El libro tiene 22 cuentos, hay de todo, típicas depresiones rusas, historias de amor y hasta tragicomedias. Me gusta muchísimo como escribe Chéjov: incluye opiniones sin perder la naturalidad en la narración, sabe manipular al lector, escribe desde la perspectiva humana. Sin lugar a dudas El Pabellón No.6 es lo más grande del libro, lloré y reí, pero le tomé cariño a dos cuentos: Relato de la Señora N. N. y La Dama del Perrito. La edición que leí es de 1967, espero que la traducció [...]

    24. Читая Чехова понимаешь, что основные проблемы в образовании, медицине и вообще в обществе, что сто лет назад, что сейчас - это что людей в основном заботит только личное материальное благополучие и ничего больше. Что остаётся делать человеку, который мыслит широко, среди по [...]

    25. The seven stories in this collection are rather atypical of the master short story writer. In the title story, 'Ward Number 6', he has delved way too much in philosophy and, sort of, lost track. The stories are rather 'longish'; he is better with his shorter stories. Ronald Hingley writes, "Illusions about the future, regrets for the past, high hopes collapsing among jam jars, fried onions and copper saucepans, the incongruities and inconsistencies of human beings, their mannerisms, their selfis [...]

    26. It is clear that over time, Chekhov's style became more mature and understandable. I really enjoyed the second half of the book while some stories in the first half were not as good. Some of the stories can be considered as good examples of the "show not tell" rule in storytelling.

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