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Anton Chekhov
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов) was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers... show more
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Russian: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов) was a Russian physician, playwright and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress." Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theater.
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Birth date: January 29, 1860
Died: July 15, 1904
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Reading this play I got the impression that it was basically about a group of people sitting in a house talking about philosophy and pining for the good old days. As I have mentioned before, reading plays, especially if I have not seen them performed, can be a difficult task at best, and sometimes I...
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Reader! Reader! rated it 2 years ago
Chekhov is my favorite 19th century Russian author, but this short story is not his best work. It is definitely interesting and would be a great read for discussion—but it ends way too abruptly. What do those present when the bet was made think now that it's over? Or was this story written to be a d...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Russian literature seems to have a very bleak undertone to it, though I must admit that the only Russian authors that I have read are Dostoyevski and Chekhov, and the only other author that I know of (and do intend to read one day) is Tolstoy. I guess when you are swamped with the plethora of Englis...
It's a Books World
It's a Books World rated it 2 years ago
Summary: The Kiss is about hope in love etc. The Two Volodyas is about a woman who rethinks her marriage and feels she married him for money instead of love and goes kinda crazy. Gooseberries is about finding happiness and about hope and freedom. My opinion: This is what I think every Little Blac...
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Julian Meynell's Books rated it 2 years ago
I know that I am meant to love Checkov, but I was not terribly inspired by this. I feel that I would like to see it performed and I may end up watching it on You Tube. The play concerns an aristocratic family fallen on hard times and forced to sell everything that they own. The action is oblique ...
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