“Chekhov Shorts”: Joy

Title: Joy
Date Read: 02 October 2008
Word Count: 669
Briefly: Lowly registration clerk Mitya Kuldarov suddenly finds himself elevated to stardom, when his name is printed in the local newspaper.
Afterthoughts: A short but humourous story from Chekhov, illustrating that fame can be grabbed from many opportunities.
Notable Quote: “Do you know, now all Russia knows of me! All Russia! Till now only you knew that there was a registration clerk called Dmitry Kuldarov, and now all Russia knows it!.”

Rating: ★★★☆☆

*Story read as part of my Checking Off The Chekhov Shorts reading challenge.

About Rob

Rob, a self-confessed bibliophile, is without any hope of rehabilitation. He gets unnaturally excited over anything book-shaped, and if book sniffing were a crime then he would have been locked up years ago (which wouldn't bother him in the slightest provided his cell was lined with books).