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The Furnished Room by O. Henry

I loved The Furnished Room by O. Henry so much that I can’t not share some of it. The descriptions are so lush and vivid. … 351 more words

Daytime Wanderings

Anton Chekhov's Short Stories

Since my first interest sparked surrounding Russian history and culture, I’ve also been loving literature as you’ll have noticed from my previous posts. Aside from all the poetry I have read, I’ve also liked some short stories. 612 more words


Joyce, Poe, and Other Short Stories

…watching the evening invade the avenue.”

That’s from Eveline, a short story by James Joyce. I didn’t know that until this morning, when I read my fourth email from…

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Daytime Wanderings

Anton Chekhov's Short Stories and the Limitations of Norton Critical Editions

Ah, that special weight and tactile feedback of a Norton Critical Edition. It takes me back -although not to any readings of Chekhov in particular. This book was my first introduction to any of his writing, with the exception of a short passage in Francine Prose’s wonderful book “Reading like a Writer”. 228 more words


The Prank: Chekhov

Leave it to New York Review Books to present The Prank: the Best of Young Chekhov, in its first ever English translation. This collection of 12 stories shows early Chekhov still maturing, still seeking his style. 710 more words


Just bought a book called “How to Stop Acting.” It seems as though my biggest trouble with my acting is getting out of my own head. 46 more words