What Chekov’s Dog Taught Me About Purposeful Creativity

Michele Koh Morollo
Jul 17, 2019 · 12 min read

“Kashtanka” — Anton Chekov’s short story about a dog with two masters — is a fable about the conundrum of the creative life.

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No dedicated student of literature can ignore the Russian writer Anton Chekov. His novels, short stories, and plays have insightfully explored everything from love and regret, to family, politics, education and reform, and his genius as a fiction…