Re: [bookclub-812] New Meetup: Chekhov: Short Stories

From: Arlinda S.
Sent on: Wednesday, February 10, 2010 7:33 PM
Abra,

As it is always the case, space opens up as we get closer to the meeting. So, if you really want to come, please do.

Thanks,
Arlinda


From: Abra <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Wed, February 10,[masked]:12:40 PM
Subject: RE: [bookclub-812] New Meetup: Chekhov: Short Stories

Please let us know about a "wait list".
 

From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Subject: [bookclub-812] New Meetup: Chekhov: Short Stories
Date: Wed, 10 Feb[masked]:12:34 -0500

Announcing a new Meetup for Classic Books!

What: Chekhov: Short Stories

When: Sunday, February 28,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $2.25 per person

Where:
Crema Cafe
27 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617)[masked]

Nabokov once said that Chekhov writes "the way one person relates to another the most important things in his life, slowly and yet without a break, in a slightly subdued voice."

Arguably the greatest short story writer of them all, Anton Chekhov changed the genre with his genius for spare prose and uncanny insight into the human condition. He entered the canon of modern literature accidentally, as a repentant sketch artist filching time from practicing medicine to jot down stories. Strikingly original from the start, Chekhov had a method to his literary "madness". In a letter to his less successful-at-writing brother, he offered his recipe for a good story:

1. Absence of lengthy verbiage of a political, social, economic nature
2. Total objectivity
3. Truthful descriptions of persons and objects
4. Extreme brevity
5. Audacity and originality
6. Compassion

I invite you to judge how he applies this recipe in the following stories:

The Huntsman
A Boring Story
Ward No. 6
The Lady with the Dog
About Love

Of the many editions and translations out there, I recommend Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's. However, you may also find the stories online at: http://chekhov2.tripod.com/

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/classicbooks/calendar/12565099/




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