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Interview: Alison MacLeod on Anton Chekhov

July 19th 2017

INTERVIEW: In this exclusive interview, Alison MacLeod talks with Zoe Gilbert about three of her recent short stories – collected in all the beloved ghosts – inspired by Anton Chekhov, discussing the subtle humours of his work, his lightness of touch and his anti-heroic view of human nature.

Three Stories About Love

March 16th 2015

RAJAT CHAUDHURI examines the tension in love stories by Hemingway, Calvino and Chekhov: ‘What ties these stories together and sets them apart from others is an undertow of tension.’

The Exclamation Mark

March 4th 2013

In his essay, DAN POWELL recommends Anton Chekhov’s short story collection The Exclamation Mark, and discusses how the playful stories take us on a journey of a writer finding his voice.

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