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Peebles Book Club

May 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm America/New York Timezone
Peebles Library
157 High St
Peebles Library
(937) 587-2085
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May’s book of the month is “Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov”, by Anton Chekhov. Anton Chekhov was a master of the short story. The son of a former serf in southern Russia, he attended Moscow University to study medicine, writing short stories for periodicals in order to support his family. What began as a necessity became a legitimate career in 1886 when he was asked to write in St. Petersburg for the Novoye Vremya (New Times), owned by publishing magnate Alexey Suvorin. Chekhov began paying more attention to his writing, revising and developing his own principles and conceptions of truth, for a time coming under the influence of Leo Tolstoy. As a result of his widespread popularity, Chekhov amassed a vast collection of short stories displaying an early use of stream-of-consciousness writing, as well as his powerful ideas concerning the individual, the tedium of life, and the beauty of nature and humanity. For more information on future reads, visit the link below:  https://adamscolibrary.org/book-club/