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  • Anton Chekhov’s funniest story: "From the Diary of a Violent-tempered Man" (1887) - September 2015

    Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) wrote some 239 short stories during his all-too-short career. Although in the main they tend to centre on the dissatisfactions and less-than-joyous aspects of the lives of people from all walks of life, many of them do have a certain whimsical character bordering on the comical, particularly when dealing with servants and country folk somewhat susceptible to the demon drink.
    This little tale, consisting of the notes of a high-minded and very irascible professor (...)