There are still seats available for Rosamund Bartlett’s talk on Wednesday, ‘How Chekhov Took on Tolstoy’. The speaker is outstanding and she has a well-deserved reputation as a scholar of international standing. The exchange between the two giants of Russian literature – Chekhov and Tolstoy – has not been as thoroughly researched previously as Rosamund has, and it make’s a fascinating story, showing the way forward for artistic growth in the twentieth century.
Some of Rosamund’s books will be available for purchase at a discount prices and for signing by her, including her much-acclaimed new translation of ‘Anna Karenina’, which is based (for the first time) on the 1970 Academy of Sciences edition of the novel – a version which contained a host of small variants of Tolstoy’s text which, cumulatively, add up to a new reading.
Please book on line for this event to avoid disappointment, or contact Ute; please remember, also, not to arrive before 6.15 at the earliest, so that we don’t get in the way of any other Pushkin House events.
All the best and hope to see you on Wednesday,