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Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey

Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey

Janet Malcolm

ISBN: 9780375761065

To illuminate the mysterious greatness of Anton Chekhov's writings, Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer, and journalist. Her close readings of the stories and plays are interwoven with episodes from Chekhov's life. Both lovers of Chekhov and those new to his work will be transfixed by "Reading Chekhov" and be inspired to turn to or revisit his masterpieces.

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To illuminate the mysterious greatness of Anton Chekhov's writings, Janet Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer, and journalist. Her close readings of the stories and plays are interwoven with episodes from Chekhov's life and framed by an account of Malcolm's journey to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Yalta. She writes of Chekhov's childhood, his relationships, his travels, his early success, and his self-imposed "exile"--always with an eye to connecting them to themes and characters in his work. Lovers of Chekhov as well as those new to his work will be transfixed by "Reading Chekhov."
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