Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
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"In A Swim in a Pond in the Rain, George Saunders guides the reader through seven classic Russian short stories he's been teaching for twenty years as a professor in the prestigious Syracuse University graduate MFA creative writing program. Paired with stories by Chekhov, Turgenev, Tolstoy, and Gogol, these essays are intended for anyone interested in how fiction works and why it's more relevant than ever in these turbulent times. Saunders approaches...
2) Uncle Vanya
A film of the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of Anton Checkhov's play Uncle Vanya directed by and starring Laurence Olivier. Chekhov's portrayal of the frustrations and disillusions of advancing age and the numbing boredom of provincial life in 1890's Russia, is here effortlessly performed by probably the most talented and prestigious cast ever assembled for this work. An outstanding work of significant historical importance....