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paper , and it was not till four years after I had made my notes for it that I wrote the
first of the stories I had conceived in the ... The first story I wrote now was called
Rain and it looked for a while as though I should have no better luck with it than ...
Chekhov was a very good short story writer , but he had his limitations and he
very wisely made them the basis of his art . He had no gift for devising a compact
, dramatic story , such a story as you could tell with effect over the dinner - table ...
I wanted to write stories that proceeded , tightly knit , in an unbroken line from the
exposition to the conclusion . I saw the short story as a narrative of a single event
, material or spiritual , to which by the elimination of everything that was not ...
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