In his top rated short story “Gooseberries”, Aton Chekov describers the alienation in which Man finds himself due to his ego-centralism and lack of care for his fellow human being. Thus, he punishes himself so as not to rejoice in harmonic coexistence, mutual co-creation, and communion with living life. The hero of this story, Nicolai Ivanits, resembles those that desire and pattern their lives according to their “gooseberries” . If their “gooseberries” are an acquisition of their self-love, love for glory, love for pleasure and love for money, they will then end up as dead persons that have not been buried. In the appendix of this book, Stavros Fotiou interprets the story with great insight.
(Note: this book is in Greek