A Blunder. Anton Chekhov. ILYA SERGEITCH PEPLOV and his wife Kleopatra Petrovna were standing at the door, listening greedily. On the other side in the. Today’s story is a short one only words! stories/html. Travis Review: We have four characters in. This rather gorgeous volume is our latest Pushkin Collection edition title, containing Anton Chekhov’s best short stories, all newly translated.

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A blessing with an ikon is sacred and binding.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jovaria rated it it was ok Feb 20, Kleopatra, give me the ikon. The writing master raised himself and saw that he was saved; in her flutter the mamma had snatched from the wall the portrait of Lazhetchnikov, the author, in mistake for the ikon. To ask other readers questions about A Blunder [Foiled! There is a suggestion in the beginning that perhaps the daughter has mistaken letters received from someone else as coming from Shchupkin.

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#043 A Blunder

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Ilya is distraught that Kleopatra has brought the wrong picture into the room. The blunder of the parents seems too obvious.

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Who was the translator? Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it really liked it Sep 06, Feb 21, Stiltzkin Vanserine rated it liked it Shelves: Old Peplov and his wife stood disconcerted in the middle of the room, holding the portrait aloft, not knowing what to do or what to say.


Like Steve mentions below, there are a lot of references to writers and writing. Bokeshi rated it really liked it Apr 09, So for that, 2 stars are enough. Isaiah Mouw rated it liked it Jul 08, Christina rated it it was ok Jan 08, Suvorin, who invited him to become a regular contributor for the St. A Blunder Anton Chekov; text taken from here. Shchupkin jumped up, and making sheepish eyes, bent over the fat little hand that smelt of egg soap.

With it being possible that Chekhov is highlighting the gap between both generations.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It is also noticeable that Shchupkin is relieved that the ikon has not been produced. The ikon itself may also be important and can be seen as not only symbolism for tradition but it also important enough to be considered as being a legal commitment to marriage when presented to a couple.

The fact that my review is almost as long as the story suggests a blunder in my role as critic. The writing master took advantage of the general confusion and slipped away.

The main focus at the end of the story remains on Ilya and Kleopatra rather than on Natashenka. A short quirky story in the early Chekhovian style. Ready Review Theme by Ready Themes. Categories Chekhov Shorts self promotion. Chekhov may also be exploring the relationship that existed at the time between Church and State.


The family was forced to move to Moscow following his father’s bankruptcy.

However, he was defended by such leading writers as Leo Tolstoy and Nikolai Leskov. Currently you have JavaScript disabled.

Short Story Analysis: A Blunder by Anton Chekhov – The Sitting Bee

When the parents try to force a marriage by interrupting the instructor mid-hand kiss, qnton are comically foiled by holding up the image of a writer chekhiv instead of an ikon.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Your email address will not be published. On the other side in the little drawing-room a love scene was apparently taking place between two persons: Jahid Hasan rated it liked it Jul 20, By Chekhov had gained a wide fame as a writer.

How can you teach writing if you write so badly yourself? Open Preview See a Problem? Apr 18, K. Cancel reply Name required Email required Website. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I should like to be a free artist and that’s all Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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