Chekhov’s biographers like to retell this anecdote in their biographies on him: Anton Chekhov, celebrated Russian writer and father of the modern short story, would tell his friends that “anything” can be a story. 2,274 more words
This is and was my classic for this year and I can’t believe this is on the curriculum in some countries.
Deplorable storyline of a peadofile and often sickening descriptions of the torment of the child but then the author not happy with you hating the peodofile decides to blacken the victim’s character. 20 more words
(Review for Speak, Memory only: four stars)
It was a pleasure to read Nabokov after so long. I forgot how easy it is to get carried along by the flow and particularities of his prose, sometimes to the point of losing the meaning of what’s being expressed. 215 more words