The Stories of Anton Chekhov

Carmelite Community Centre, Dublin City

December 1-2, 2023 from 9:30am to 4:45pm

Tuition: 400 euros

Over the course of two full days, Claire Keegan will discuss Anton Chekhov’s stories and refer to the non-fiction texts selected below. She will consider the methods Chekhov uses in his prose-writing style, his philosophy, and the structure of his stories. These seminars will be of particular interest to those who read, write, teach or edit fiction – but anyone with an interest in reading stories is more than welcome to attend. 

Seven Stories:
The Lottery Ticket
The Trousseau
The Student
The Murder
The Wife
In the Ravine
*(Title sometimes translated as The Finacee or The Bride)

Non-fiction texts:
Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey, by Janet Malcolm
“Chekhov the Subversive,” an essay by Aileen Kelly (this essay will be provided in advance, by email).

Please note that we will be using the Constance Garnett translations of the stories – which are freely available online. Participants are responsible for sourcing the Janet Malcolm biography. It is in print, costs £10, and should be available to order through your local bookstore.

These lectures may not be recorded. There is no possibility of online viewing/participation. All places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. A completed booking form and deposit are necessary to make a reservation.

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