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The Lady with the Dog

The Lady with the Dog


by Anton Chekhov

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The 1960 film adaptation of "Lady with the Dog" won a prize for "lofty humanism and artistic excellence" at the 1960 Cannes Film Festival. (Source)

Chekhov may have written 201 short stories, but his "real" career was as a doctor. He once said, "Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress." (Source: Letters of Anton Chekhov)

Chekhov was notoriously afraid of commitment – yes, in the relationships sense. He was once called "Russia's most elusive literary bachelor." (Source: Chekhov's Leading Lady)

Chekhov was in Yalta for the premiere of Sidney Jones's opera The Geisha, the same opera that is playing the night Gurov confronts Anna in S. (Source)

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