The Seven Ironical Stories

The Seven Ironical Stories

Anton Chehov, Leo Tolstoy, Arkadiy Averchenko, Teffy

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Author: Aleksandr Gorbunov
Publisher: GD Publishing
Length: 26 page(s)
Written: Mar 2019
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Category: Fiction & Literature » Novels  |  Work: Story / Narration
Keywords: chehov, short stories, funny books, leo tolstoy, classic literature, satire humor, humor books

The classic funny stories from classic russian authors

"My pain may be the reason for somebody's laugh.
But my laugh must never be the reason for somebody's pain."
- Charlie Chaplin

This book includes selected works of satire and humor of Russian writers in the second half of XIX - early XX. These are familiar to the Western reader—Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy, and much less well-known—Teffy and Arkady Averchenko.

The stories presented to your attention touch upon the tradition for the classical literature theme of the "little man.”
Each story is a dramatic sketch—a miniature.

Teffy's stories can be a real discovery for a sophisticated reader. She was called the "Queen of Russian Humor.”
Teffy defined her worldview as Spinoza's philosophical expression, "laughter is joy, and therefore good in itself.”

Teffy's quotes:
"I hate the word ‘never.’ If I were told that I would never have a headache, for example, I would probably be scared.”

"No one advises as much as a fool."

"Do not be afraid. What you are afraid already came."

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Member since: Apr 2019
Publications on XinXii:  1
Translator, author, living in Russia

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