Monthly Archives: December 2016

Chekhov: Lost in the Steppe

“In sheer impotency he returned to the house, greeting with bitter tears the new unknown life which was now beginning for him…. What will that life be?” – Anton Chekhov Sometimes even a great writer runs into the wall. As … Continue reading

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Reading Chekhov during the Malaise…

Doctors and kind-hearted relatives only do their best to make humanity stupid, and the time will come when mediocrity will be considered genius, and humanity will perish. – Anton Chekhov, “The Black Monk”  There’s no escaping the hum of troubling … Continue reading

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