Posts Tagged: Chekhov
Rumpus Interviews Editor Ben Pfeiffer discusses the complete loss of hope in Anton Chekhov’s literary works, in relation to modern TV shows such as The Leftovers and The Walking Dead. Pfeiffer wonders why people have continued to, watch, read, and create these dark, despairing works when we already live in a world of tragedy:
…a dispassionate search for truth isn’t just one kind of artists’ quest — it’s also a habit one must cultivate.
For the New Yorker, Akhil Sharma discusses why Anton Chekov’s Sakhalin Island stands as the best piece of journalism produced in the nineteenth-century....more