chekhov in colorIf you’re interested in reading more about Chekhov, here are some good places to start:


Reading Chekhov, Janet Malcolm, 2001. Malcolm takes you both to Russia and Ukraine and into Chekhov’s stories in a kind of elegant travelogue, a superb guide to discovering the culture from a modern viewpoint and Chekhov’s lasting influence.

Chekhov: Scenes from a Life, Rosamund Bartlett, 2004. An atmospheric and evocative biography.

Antosha and Levitasha: The Shared Lives and Art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan, Serge Gregory, 2015. A biography around the friendship between writer and painter. Levitan deserves to be better known in the West, particularly for his landscapes that are so close in mood to Chekhov’s stories.


William Boyd’s lexicon on The Guardian

Facebook page “Fous d’Anton Tchekhov” (in French), a multitude of photographs and links:

The Anton Chekhov Foundation: instrumental in preserving the White Dacha in Crimea, the Foundation continues to promote Chekhov’s work and legacy.