To Chekhov's Memory

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20100917

By Alexander Kuprin.

Structured around 'a day in the life', this essay provides a unique contemporary perspective on Anton Chekhov in his later years.

The author Alexander Kuprin paints a vivid a picture of Chekhov's life in Yalta - the regular visits from aspiring writers, his sensitivity to critics, and Chekhov's uneasy relationship with his two dogs - Tusik and Kashtan.

Alexander Kuprin was a hugely popular writer in pre-Revolutionary Russia.

Tolstoy hailed him as the natural successor to Chekhov, and Nabokov styled him as a Russian Kipling - as well as writer, he was a pilot, explorer and adventurer.

Read by Ben Whishaw.

Produced by Sasha Yevtushenko.

A unique, first-hand portrait of Anton Chekhov.

20100122

To Chekhov's Memory" by Alexander Kuprin.

To mark the 150th anniversary of Anton Chekhov's birth, a unique, first-hand portrait of Anton Chekhov final years in Yalta.

Read by Ben Whishaw.

Produced by Sasha Yevtushenko.

Ben Whishaw reads Alexander Kuprin's first-hand portrait of Anton Chekhov's life."