Suzanne Koven shares a reading list to celebrate LETTER TO A YOUNG FEMALE PHYSICIAN.
Tags: Abraham Verghese, Anton Chekhov, Atul Gawande, Black Man in a White Coat, Chekhov, Chekhov's Doctors, Comfort Measures Only, Complications, Damon Tweedy, Doctored, Fady Joudah, In Shock, Letter to a Young Female Physician, Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life, Memoirs of a Woman Doctor, Michele Harper, Mortal Lessons, My Own Country, Nawal El Saadawi, Paul Kalanithi, Rafael Campo, Rana Awdish, Richard Selzer, Sandeep Jauhar, Suzanne Koven, The Beauty in Breaking, The Doctor Stories, The Earth in the Attic, What to Read When, When Breath Becomes Air, William Carlos Williams
It’s funny what ends up feeling like home. ...more
Tags: alcohol, Anatoly Kuznetsov, army, Babi Yar, Chechnya, Chekhov, Clayton Lonetree, communism, communist, dating, Dewaine Farria, drinking, Euromaidan, expat, expats, fathers, Gather Together in My Name, gogol, Hadji Murat, husband and wife, Kyiv, language, Maidon Nezalezhnosti, Marine Corps, marines, marriage, Master and Man and Other Stories, parenting, Politics, protestors, Protests, Pushkin, racial inequality, Racism, relationships, Russia, Russian, Soldiers, Soviet Union, The Master and Margarita, tolstoy, Ukraine, Ukrainian, United Nations, Viktor Yanukovych, War and Peace
“This novel is my most intimate and biographical.”
Tags: Andre Aciman, cancer, Chekhov, couples counseling, Divide Me by Zero, divorce, Film, immigrants, Lara Vapnyar, Louis Menand, marriage, Memoirs of a Muse, new yorker, Open City, Russian, screenplay, screenwriting, Still Here, Svetlana Satchkova, teaching, teaching writing, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, therapy, Tin House, Tin House Books
What follows, then, is a sort of first-thought-best-thought discussion of MORE BLOOD, MORE TRACKS. ...more
Tags: acoustic, acoustic guitar, acoustic music, Adam Braver, Biograph, Blonde on Blonde, Blood on the Tracks, bob dylan, Catherine Bowman, Chekhov, desire, Dreaming of Dylan, Good as I Been to You, Joe Dizney, John Lydon, john wesley harding, Jolie Holland, Jon Pareles, Jonathan Brown, Louis Cozolino, Mary Lee Kortes, Mary Lee’s Corvette, Mick Jagger, More Blood More Tracks, Music, Nashville Skyline, new morning, Oh Mercy, Pete Hamill, Peter Blauner, Planet Waves, rick moody, robert christgau, Rolling Stones, Rolling Thunder Revue, songwriting, Steve Gunn, swinging modern sounds, The Basement Tapes, Time Out of Mind, World Gone Wrong
Rabeah Ghaffari discusses her debut novel, TO KEEP THE SUN ALIVE.
Tags: Alana Mohamed, Cecile Barendsma, Chekhov, debut novel, documentary, Ernest Hemingway, filmmaking, first book, foreshadowing, Iran, Iranian, Iranian Revolution, Jen Kovitz, Khomeini, leigh newman, new york, paris, Politics, Rabeah Ghaffari, Russia, screenplay, Shiraz, To Keep the Sun Alive, tony kushner
This is lovely writing, alive, thoroughly thought, and thoroughly felt. ...more
Tags: Anton Chekhov, Books, Chekhov, comedy, domesticity, Erin Adair Hodges, gender inequality, Heather McHugh, humor, Let's All Die Happy, Lizzie Hutton, motherhood, mothers, patriarchy, poetry, Reviews, University of Pittsburgh press
That’s what the Lonely Voice has always been to me. It was a privilege to be allowed to have a private conversation with myself in public. ...more
Tags: andre dubus, Anton Chekhov, bartleby, Borges, Chekhov, Eudora Welty, Frank O’Connor, gogol, grace paley, Hemingway, J. F. Powers, Joyce, Katherine Mansfield, Mary Lavin, Maupassant, Mavis Gallant, Melville, Nikolai Gogol, peter orner, short fiction, short stories, short story, the lonely voice, The Overcoat, Turgenev
It was as if he understood that the authentic must begin in the voice. And through the texture of the voice—its moral and psychological claims—sensory details emerge with absolute authority. ...more
Tags: Alan Dugan, baseball, boxing, Brooks Brothers, Chekhov, Cherno Ostrov, clothes, David Biespiel, David Biespiel's Poetry Wire, George Herbert, grandfathers, Halley's Comet, iowa, Joe DiMaggio, Marc Chagall, memories, memory, New York City, poetry, storytelling, suit, Vermont, World War II, WWII
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 […]
From Chekhov to Woolf, to Colin Barrett and Eliza Robertson, the Guardian explores unresolved endings in short stories.
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.
As you may have heard by now, Alice Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature! If you are not familiar with Munro’s work, Slate has a list of her best stories to read first. Find out why The New Yorker says that Alice Munro is the Chekhov of our time. Out of the 110 winners […]