This collection of Chekov's correspondence is weighted heavily toward the letters dealing with literary and intellectual matters. It provides insight into Chekov's development as a writer.
Simon Karlinsky is professor emeritus in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of California, Berkeley. Michael Henry Heim is professor of Slavic languages and literatures at UCLA. He is the author of "Contemporary Czech" and the translator of many works, including Dubravka Ugresic's "Fording the Stream of Consciousness" and "In the Jaws of Life and Other Stories," also published by Northwestern University Press."
Introduction - the gentle subversive; the Taganrog metamorphis; the medical student who wrote for humour magazines; serious literature; success as a playwright - "Ivanov"; a sense of literary freedom; the journey to Sakhalin; Western Europe; the busy years; settled life; "The Seagull"; the inescapable diagnosis; Nice, the Dreyfus case; Yalta; "Three Sisters"; marriage; "The Cherry Orchard".
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