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Entries Tagged as 'Anton Chekhov'

January 24th, 2022 · No Comments

“Don’t fear the dog that barks, but fear the dog that’s quiet.” – Anton Chekhov, “The Chattel” (trans. Constance Garnett) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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January 23rd, 2022 · No Comments

“When women feel that they are in the right, they scold and shed tears; when they are conscious of being in fault, they shed tears only.” – Anton Chekhov, “The Chattel” (trans. Constance Garnett) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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A carton for a concubine

October 5th, 2016 · No Comments

“In Berlin, the black-market exchange rate was based on Zigarettenwährung—‘cigarette currency’—so when American soldiers arrived with almost limitless cartons at their disposal, they did not need to rape. The definition of rape had become blurred into sexual coercion. A gun or physical violence became unnecessary when women faced starvation.” – Antony Beevor, The Fall of […]

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Tags: Anton Chekhov · Economics · The Second World War

Meet the old boss

April 10th, 2014 · No Comments

“You look at life: the insolence and idleness of the strong, the ignorance and brutishness of the weak, incredible poverty all about us, overcrowding, degeneration, drunkenness, hypocrisy, lying. . . . Yet all is calm and stillness in the houses and in the streets; of the fifty thousand living in a town, there is not […]

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Tags: Anton Chekhov · Economics · Lit & Crit · Politics & Law

And then they stand their ground

July 28th, 2013 · No Comments

“It’s not crime and criminals that are destroying the world; it’s petty little emotions like envy, all these silly squabbles that end up with good people hating one another.” — Anton Chekhov, Uncle Vanya (trans. Schmidt) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Maybe, maybe not

July 27th, 2013 · No Comments

“The more I write, the more I think it’s not a matter of old forms and new forms: what’s important is to write without thinking about forms at all.  Just write and pour out whatever’s in your heart.” — Anton Chekhov, The Seagull (trans. Schmidt) Share this… Facebook Pinterest Twitter Linkedin Email Print

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Ourobos was a scribe

July 26th, 2013 · No Comments

“Sometimes people get obsessive about things, ideas, like a man who spends all his time, let’s say, thinking about the moon, staring at the moon.  Well, I have a moon of my own.  All I think about day and night is having to write.  I have to write, I have to.  I finish one story, […]

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