Monthly Archives: January 2015

Letters from Chekhov

In letters Chekhov wrote to his writing contemporaries, as well as his family, Chekhov often discussed his work and ideas about story craft. His words of wisdom are as relevant now as it was in the 1800s. In a letter written in 1889 to his brother Alexander, Chekhov contemplated on the vagaries of descriptive writing:…
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“Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other” Physician, Fiction Writer and Playwright most famous for plays such as The Seagull (1894), Uncle Vanya (1899), The Three Sisters (1900) and The Cherry Orchard (1903), Anton Chekov (29 January 1860…
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On Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was and is a turbulence, an anomaly among the major American writers of his period, an anomaly to this day. He both amazed and antagonized his contemporaries, who could not dismiss him from the first rank of writers, though many felt his work to be morally questionable and in dubious taste, and…
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