A Life in Letters

A Life in Letters

By: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (author), Rosamund Bartlett (translator), Anthony Phillips (translator)Paperback

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From the teenager in provincial Russia in 1875 to his premature death in Germany in 1904, Chekhov wrote over 4,500 letters to a range of correspondents, including family and friends, his publisher and fellow writers - not to mention actresses. These letters tell the story of Chekhov's life as a man and a writer and he emerges from them as a tough, generous, life-enhancing, and enigmatic character.

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Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian physician and writer of short stories and plays, including the masterpieces: 'Uncle Vanya', 'The Seagull', and 'The Cherry Orchard'. Rosamund Bartlett is the author of Shostakovich in Context (OUP, 2000) and Wagner and Russia (CUP, 1995). She is currently working on a biography of Anton Chekhov that will be published by Simon & Schuster. Anthony Phillips is the translator of the letters between Dmitry Shostakovich and Isaak Gilkman that were published as Story of a Friendship (Faber, 2001/ Cornell UP, 2001)

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/06/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780140449228
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 624
  • ID: 9780140449228
  • weight: 426
  • ISBN10: 0140449221
  • translations: Russian

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