CHEKHOV’S “LADY WITH THE PET DOG”
Booktalk is a monthly discussion group for those interested in current and cultural topics in general and literary subjects in particular. Booktalk usually meets at 12:00 PM on the third floor of the Gettysburg Library in the USS Eisenhower Room. All programs are free and open to the public.
Professor Michael Krasny Professor English at San Francisco State University On Monday January 26 “Lunch and Learn” presents a CD lecture on Anton Chekhov’s well known short story “The Lady With the Pet Dog.” Dr. Michael Krasny, Professor of English at San Francisco State University, will be the lecturer.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904), of course, is the well known playwright of such dramatic classics as “The Sea Gull,” “Uncle Vanya” and the “Cherry Orchard.” Before he began to write plays Chekhov, a medical doctor, was better known as a short story writer. One of his best is the subject of today’s program. Dmitri Dmitrovich, a middle aged philanderer who is engaged in a boring and unrewarding marriage, is on vacation by himself in Yalta. There he meets young Anna Sergeyevna who is also unhappily married and vacationing alone. As a result of their affair Dmitri falls desperately in love and pursues Anna to what they hope will be a happy ending to their affair.
PREVIEW On Monday February 23 Booktalk celebrates Afro-American History Month. Toni Morrison along with her novel “Beloved” will be the subject of the program.
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY NEWS
The Friends of the Library has a book store which offers a wide variety of gently used, attractive and interesting books for sale. It is located on the first floor of the Gettysburg Library just inside the Baltimore St. entrance. The hours are:
9:30 AM to 8:30 PM on Monday through Thursday
9:30 AM to 4:30 PM Friday and Saturday
1:00 PM to 4:30 PM on Sunday
PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO EVENING HOURS AT THE BOOK STORE DURING THE WINTER MONTHS---JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
FOR YOUR INFORMATION the Adams County Library is sponsoring several book discussion groups:
MYSTERY NOVELS on the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Gettysburg Library
NON-FICTION BOOKS on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM at the Gettysburg Library. INFO: 334-5716