• “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



News – plays, articles and more
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Antosha and Levitasha – The Shared Lives and Art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan

How Chekhov invented the modern short story

Are All Short Stories O. Henry Stories

O. Henry plays move to Well-Spring theater

Gary Shteyngart dissects one of the “most unexpected” lines in fiction and shares how it influenced his latest novel, Lake Success

Stage giants fight to save Chekhov villa

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

Ten interesting facts about Chekhov’s Melikhovo estate outside Moscow

Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Elisabeth Moss and Corey Stoll are staring in ‘The Seagull”

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

Bhopal: Hindi play based on O Henry creation staged at Bharat Bhawan

George Saunders on Chekhov’s Different Visions of Happiness

Portrait of the Past: O. Henry convalesces in Asheville

O. Henry Christmas’ offers tales of holiday spirit, humanity

Five Soviet film adaptations of O. Henry

The 40th Annual O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

O. Henry Museum

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

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

Anton Chekhov – 1890, French movie

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

Chekhov’s Beautiful Nonfiction


Exploring the Asian Chekhov

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

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

Chekhov’s work continues to resonate

Ten photos and quotes to celebrate Anton Chekhov’s birthday

Chekhov and Crimea: Historical review on timeless literary

What’s the difference?: Much Ado and ‘The Cherry Orchard

O. Henry in Bollywood – adaptation to The last Leaf

Pune revives Anton Chekov’s most beloved plays

What Anton Chekhov Teaches Us About Common Core Standards

Petkov: Put Anton Chekhov on your reading list

Japan’s love affair with Chekhov

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

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike – Lincoln Center Theater