Word Mechanics

  1. Short Story Club (4): The Lady with the Dog by Anton Chekhov

    Here was a man who did not like women, he thought of them as the "lower race" and yet he could not do without women. In their society he "was at ease with them even when he was silent." A force drew him to women just as his own elusive character "allured women and disposed them in his favour." The reason Gurov did not like women was simply because he was in a bitter relationship with his wife. Because of her, he could surmise (imagine) that "every intimacy" at first agreeable always...
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