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"An artist in her own right"

“I first read Chekhov in Russian, as a student, both short stories and the plays, but the effort to focus so hard on the original Russian, and my lack of experience in life, had left me, as a student, with a somewhat blurred vision of Chekhov himself. 84 more words


Marie's Reading: "Not Working" by Lisa Owens

I agree wholeheartedly with the marketing on this one–Not Working by Lisa Owens is very much reminiscent of the classic Bridget Jones’s Diary.  Where Bridget is a thirty-something in the late 1990’s, … 592 more words

Book Reviews

Visiting the Russians at the NPG - plus some bookshop thoughts

With my well-known love of all cultural things Russian, it was a given that I’d want to visit the National Portrait Gallery in London when they held their exhibition of portraits from the Tretyakov Gallery in Russia. 980 more words

Love and lies

Last week I wrote about my first impressions of Anton Chekhov’s “Three Years” (Три года, 1895), and now Scott Bailey, who knows the story much better, has a… 1,081 more words

Russian Literature

On the brink of taking flight

This is the second of a short series of posts about my upcoming play, The New Colossus. (Here’s the first.) In the spirit of gratitude and reflection,  I’m considering some of what it took to stage this sucker (from a playwright’s perspective). 687 more words


Three Sisters - A. Chekhov

There are two kinds of revolutionary writers: Those who create something new. What’s new gets old. And there are those whose works are one of a kind. 317 more words

100 Books

Three years

In Proust I think the narrator keeps saying that promises are necessarily lies, because the person who has to keep them is a different person from the person who made them. 813 more words

Russian Literature