Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) (Wikipedia) The Man in a Case – Annotated by Jack Coulehan Summary The story is told of Byelikov, “the man in a case.” Byelikov, the Greek teacher at a provincial school, was extraordinarily orderly both in his personal and professional lives. A strict disciplinarian, he never made exceptions to the rules. He always did […]

Lu Xun

Lu Xun (1881-1936) Medicine Annotated by Richard M. Ratzan Summary Old Chuan and his wife, the proprietors of a small tea shop, save their money to buy a folk medicine cure for their son, Young Chuan, who is dying of tuberculosis. The story opens with Old Chuan leaving their shop and going to the home […]