The Lady with the Dog by Chekhov

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Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron take on Anton Chekhov’s famous fanfiction of Anna Karenina, “The Lady with the Dog.” Filled with adultery, complex emotions, and so much gray, Chekhov’s tale is a 15-page story with an 800-page amount of needed analysis. Oh, and Cameron finally gets to mention “A Doll’s House.” At least it’s not The Lord of the Flies this time.

Major themes: Anna Anna Everywhere, Watermelon, Where did the dog go?

05:48 - If you know a way to import Vasileostrovskaya beers into the US, please get in contact.

25:40 - This claim was made by Harold Schefski in the article ‘Chekhov and Tolstoyan Philosophy.’

30:42 - ‘Tis indeed by a Norwegian Playwright, Henrik Ibsen.

31:48 - Not interesting in the sense that this isn’t a novel idea, not in the sense that the ways androcentric worldviews are represented (intentionally or unintentionally) are uninteresting.

The music used in this episode was “soviet march,” by Toasted Tomatoes. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube.