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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, like
I have had some sort of story to tell and it has interested me to tell it. To me it has
been a sufficient object in itself. It has been my misfortune that for some time now
a story has been despised by the intelligent. I have read a good many books on ...
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review