• “Wisdom.... comes not from age, but from education and learning”Anton Chekhov
  • “A book is a device to ignite the imagination”Alan Bennett, The Uncommon Reader
  • “A good book is an event in my life”Stendhal, The Red and the Black
  • “We owe it to each other to tell stories”Neil Gaiman
  • “You cannot open a book without learning something”Confucius
  • “The best books... are those that tell you what you know already”George Orwell, 1984
  • “A book is a gift you can open again and again”Garrison Keillor
  • “Books are the mirrors of the soul”Virginia Woolf, Between the Acts
  • “Sleep is good, he said, And books are better”George R.R. Martin
  • “Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures”Jessamyn West
  • “Literature is a luxury; fiction is a necessity”G.K. Chesterton
  • “A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us”Franz Kafka
  • “Everything in the world exists in order to end up as a book”Stéphane Mallarmé
  • “Books are a uniquely portable magic”Stephen King, On Writing
  • “There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love”Christopher Morley, Pipefuls
  • “There is no friend as loyal as a book”Ernest Hemingway
  • “I cannot live without books”Thomas Jefferson
  • “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library”Jorge Luis Borges



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O. Henry plays move to Well-Spring theater

The Chekhov Sentence That Contains Almost All of Life
Gary Shteyngart dissects one of the “most unexpected” lines in fiction and shares how it influenced his latest novel, Lake Success.

Relive Anton Chekhov’s short stories with the play ‘Night with Chekhov’ at Pune

Stage giants fight to save Chekhov villa
Stoppard, Frayn and Branagh in campaign to stop the great writer’s house falling into disrepair

Greta Gerwig and Oscar Isaac to Star in Anton Chekhov’s ‘Three Sisters’ Adaptation

10 interesting facts about Chekhov’s Melikhovo estate outside Moscow

Fascinating Words - Nikolai Bodarevsky

Secrets, lies and a child: William Boyd on the truth behind Chekhov’s marriage

Sketch on the Seashore near Boulogne-sur-Mer, France - Josephine Bowes

Chekhov in the penal colony

The Sickbed - Friedrich von Keller

Anton Checkov: Cause of death questioned

Stage on Screen presents Stage Russia HD: The Black Monk

The Syndney Theatre company production of The Present – after Anton Chekhov’s Platonov

George Saunders on Chekhov’s Different Visions of Happiness

O. Henry Christmas offers tales of holiday spirit, humanity

The darkly funny side of O. Henry revealed

Soviet film adaptations of O. Henry

Musical of O. Henry’s Gift of the Magi makes its area debut at MET

Checkout Chekov opera

Anton Chekhov’s Hysterical First Book Is Published After 130 Years

Ten photos and quotes to celebrate Anton Chekhov’s birthday

Anton Chekhov – 1890: A New French Movie

Chekhov’s Beautiful Nonfiction

Turkish drama Winter Sleep wins at Cannes: The Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan says the starting points for Winter Sleep were several short stories by the Anton Chekhov but many things have been changed and added

Chekhov Festival: From Wednesday, 4 to Monday, 16 June, the brilliance of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov will be celebrated in a vibrant Festival at the Fringe at Joburg Theatre.

Two plays of Anton Chekov, recreating the legend’s magic, directed by Sumedh Sarojini will be performed in Pune on the 24th of May

Days and Nights – an independent movie inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull

Don Aucoin – Chekhov’s work continues to resonate

Antonio Petkov – Petkov: Put Anton Chekhov on your reading list

O. Henry still has a way with words

Chekhov and Crimea: Historical review on timeless literary

The Gift of the Magi – a new illustrated version by Ofra Amit

Chekhov Remade in New Production by Krymov

Neil Simon does Chekhov in NJT season opener, The Good Doctor

Chekhov’s House in Yalta Saved

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike -
Lincoln Center Theater

Anton Chekhov’s ‘The Seagull’ has an Irish accent

Exploring the Asian Chekhov

Marion Art Center to hold open auditions for Chekhov’s Seagull

What Anton Chekhov Teaches Us About Common Core Standards
James Marshall Crotty

The Brandeis Theater Company proudly presents – The Seagull

What is the difference? Much Ado and The Cherry Orchard
Judith Armstrong

Japan’s love affair with Chekhov Nobuko Tanaka

Researchers advise reading Chekhov to improve social skills