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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."
 20100917By 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.

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