The Little Tragedies – Alexander Pushkin

Rating: ★★★★★ 08/06/14   Pushkin’s came to us as a new guiding light, a brilliant illumination of our dark way. In this sense Pushkin is a presage and a prophecy. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Pushkin Speech (1880) Ambition. Envy. Nostalgia. Survival. The past was not necessarily better when human beings have maintained some particular patterns over the … More The Little Tragedies – Alexander Pushkin

The Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov, Tom Murphy (Translator)

Rating: ★★★★ 25/11/13 This play was an enjoyable read for me. It is about a once aristocratic family, now impoverished and forced to sell everything, including their beautiful cherry orchard, that seemed to be the main thing they cared about, the reason of their pride. Even though they were about to lose everything they owned, they … More The Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov, Tom Murphy (Translator)