I have been writing a novel in which the main character is named Agatha. Not sure why I chose that name — other than that I like the sound, the balance of Agatha and Agata, the two spellings of her name. Or maybe Saint Agatha.

But also now I’ve just started to read a Chekov story about a woman named Agatha and it feels so familiar. I wonder if I perhaps read it a long time ago and maintained the name in my mind– the image of the unfaithful woman walking across the river.


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