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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Dec.10.2013
              The scenes are flashing across the globe: the massive police and military reaction against the citizens who’ve dared raise their voices against the Ukrainian Old Guard.  Independence Square in the capital of Kiev has...
bob-mustin's picture
Dec.02.2012
Ethan Hawke as Ivanov Anton Chekhov, the pre-revolution Russian writer and playwright, remains relevant, I think, not for his technical innovations in the craft of writing, but because his characters are complex love-'em-and-hate-'em types. His work wasn't always easy on the reader - or the viewers...
robert-earle's picture
Dec.21.2011
This week The Puritan (puritan-magazine.com) published the second story I've focused on Anton Chekhov (the story is called "Chekhov's Confession.")  In this story, Chekhov tells the tale of encountering Dmitri and Alexei Karamazov on the penal island of Sakhalin, where Dmitri was dispatched...
sarah-stone's picture
Aug.30.2010
  Tradition, resistance to tradition, private experience, and innate belief go into any author’s choice of how many imagined minutes or years a story needs to make itself clear and felt. How much time it covers has everything to do with what it means.                                     Joan Silber...
kuenza-l's picture
Jan.21.2010
Growing up in a very remote, far flung village, isolated from the rest of the clustered villages, my life was more about listening to stories, myths and legends. My parents raised 10 children, including two children of a neighboring couple. My parents took them in when their father died. And so,...
mylene-dressler's picture
Sep.30.2009
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."--Chekhov  But let's not stop there, my friends.  Here is Stegner describing the ringing from a steeple:  " . . . a great bell spoke once, a sound as single and heavy as the sound of a drop falling from...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Sep.22.2008
Three First Lines: 1) “I am convinced that my father looked at me, really saw me, only once.” 2) “People were telling one another that a newcomer had been seen on the promenade–a lady with a dog.” 3) “Before I met Tim–who, in spite of everything I’m about to tell you, would be my best friend for...