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August 13, 2020
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
online via Google Meet - details sent after registration
Chekhov:  Stories for our Time
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Restless Reads Virtual Book Discussion - ONLINE

Thursday, August 13, 2020

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Join us in August for an online discussion of a selection of short stories by Anton Chekhov, led by Amherst College professor and Restless Books publisher Ilan Stavans. This discussion is co-sponsored by the Jones Library, the Mid-Manhattan Branch of the New York Public Library, and Restless Books. Chekhov:  Stories for Our Time is a collection of Chekhov's stories published by Restless Books, and contains the six stories we will discuss, as translated by Constance Garnett. 

We will be discussing the following stories:
  • The Darling
  • About Love
  • Gooseberries
  • The Man in a Case
  • The Siren
  • The Letter
Follow this link for more information about the book, the author, and to register for the book discussion.  Registration is being handled by the New York Public Library, so don't be surprised!  Information about how to connect with the discussion via Google Meet will be sent to you after registration, the day before the event.

Copies of Chekhov:  Stories for Our Time can be purchased from Restless Books or other vendors, including Amherst Books.  These stories, as translated by Constance Garnett, can also be found as an ebook and downloaded for free here, or found and read online in a Chekhov collection from Project Gutenberg.  Feel free to read from other translations, if you prefer!

Follow this link for more information about the Restless Reads virtual book club.