The Black Monk & The Death of Ivan Ilyich

Chekhov A. (1894), The Black Monk, Athens: Roes
Tolstoy L. (1886), The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Athens: Roes

Well, my Instagram page is here to mock me, since I posted this picture 19 weeks ago, when I was currently reading these two little books! 19 weeks, that’s how long it’s taken me to finally write a few words about these stories and I am kind of ashamed, because I did enjoy them, I would suggest them to everyone who’d like to see Chekhov’s or Tolstoy’s views on life and death and I should have done it way sooner. I had to reread my notes and spend a serious amount of timing to write this review but what’s done is done.

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Three Sisters – A. Chekhov

There are two kinds of revolutionary writers: Those who create something new. What’s new gets old. And there are those whose works are one of a kind. Such is Chekhov.”

Angelos Terzakis, greek writer

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