Literature Is My Mistress

Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress. When I get fed up with one, I spend the night with the other.

Anton Chekhov Quotes (Author of Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov). (2020). Retrieved 29 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5031025.Anton_Chekhov

The Task Of A Writer

The task of a writer is not to solve the problem but to state the problem correctly.

Anton Chekhov Quotes (Author of Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov). (2020). Retrieved 29 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5031025.Anton_Chekhov

Minute Particulars Are Essential

In displaying the psychology of your characters, minute particulars are essential. God save us from vague generalizations!

Anton Chekhov Quotes (Author of Selected Stories of Anton Chekhov). (2020). Retrieved 29 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/5031025.Anton_Chekhov

Holden Caulfield Is A Literary Descendant of Huck Finn

J. D. Salinger’s Holden Caulfield is a literary descendant of Huck Finn: more educated and sophisticated, the son of affluent New Yorkers, but like Huck a youthful runaway from a world of adult hypocrisy, venality and, to use one of his own favourite words, phoniness. What particularly appals Holden is the eagerness of his peers to adopt that corrupt grownup behaviour.

David Lodge Quotes (Author of Changing Places). (2020). Retrieved 28 January 2020, from https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/6570.David_Lodge