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The Portable Chekhov - Edited with an Introduction by Avrahm Yarmolinsky Editor's Introduction
Notable Dates in the Life of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Selected Bibliography: Works by Chekhov
Stories
Vanka
The Privy Councilor
A Calamity
At the Mill
The Chameleon
The Siren
Sergeant Prishiyev
The Culprit
Daydreams
Heartache
An Encounter
The Letter
The Kiss
The Name-Day Party
An Attack of Nerves
Gusev
Anna on the Neck
In the Cart
At Home
Peasants
The Man in a Shell
Gooseberries
About Love
The Darling
The Lady with the Pet Dog
At Christmas Time
On Official Business
In the Ravine
Plays
The Boor
The Cherry Orchard
Letters
Works About Chekhov

About the Author

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. 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. 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."Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896, but the play was revived to acclaim in 1898 by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Chekhov'sUncle Vanyaand premiered his last two plays,Three SistersandThe Cherry Orchard. These four works present a challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text."Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. He made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them.Anton Chekhov was the author of hundreds of short stories and several plays and is regarded by many as both the greatest Russian storyteller and the father of modern drama. Avrahm Yarmolinsky(January 13, 1890-September 28, 1975) was an author, translator, and teacher. Yarmolinsky primarily taught at Columbia University and City College of New York. His books include, Dostoievsky, A Life, A Treasury of Russian Verse, and The Russian Literary Imagination.

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