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Reversing Chekhov's Gun - Why you can't introduce new information in Act III

by Mikhaeyla Kopievsky

There is a well-worn narrative principle that often does the rounds in writer’s circles. You would have seen it on Twitter or quoted in blogs and books on writing. 568 more words


The Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov’s “The Cherry Orchard” is dense with heavy symbolism, but attempts humor nontheless. The play blurs the line between comedy and drama, and this is clear even in its characters.  883 more words


Anton Chekhov & His Short Stories

For today, I read some of Anton Chekhov’s short stories. Now, when Dave and I run across “short stories by…” in Top Ten, it creates a bit of a problem. 512 more words

Friendship at Forty

Remember that part in Catcher in the Rye where Holden talks about how, when you’re done reading a book that you really love, you wish the author was a friend of yours so that you could call him up whenever you wanted, and go hang out with him? 1,509 more words

Reading Life

Book Review: Gooseberries - Anton Chekhov

Gooseberries by Anton Chekhov

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I feel that the three stories warrant separate reviews. Also, because the point of these stories is not the twist at the end, I will not be censoring details. 511 more words

Books & Reading


Anton Chekhov
Oxford University Press
Illustrated by William Stobbs


This was a very evocative read for me.  I picked it up in an antique shop in Lewes and was attracted by the wonderful illustrations. 224 more words

Reading Notes on Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Little Trilogy’ and 'The Lady with the Little Dog', by Adrian D’Ambra

Reading Notes on Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Little Trilogy’ and The Lady with the Little Dog 

by Adrian D’Ambra


‘The Little Trilogy’

Man in a Case, Gooseberries… 6,045 more words