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Chekhov : A Study of the Major Stories and Plays - Beverly Hahn

Chekhov

A Study of the Major Stories and Plays

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Published: 4th February 1980
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This 1977 study of Chekhov examines his development and achievement as prose-writer and dramatist. Beverly Hahn draws attention to the range and depth of Chekhov's imagination, disputing any limited conception of him as a 'poet of twilight Russia'. By looking in detail at a number of the longer stories as well as at Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard, she makes a strong case for viewing Chekhov as a humanist - one actively interested in modern European theories and ideas, but finally committed to respecting and celebrating the unpredictability and variety of human lives. She also explores Chekhov's relationship with his Russian contemporaries and his importance to the modern European tradition. All quotations are in English, but Miss Hahn pays close attention to Chekhov's imagery as it relates to wider structural perspectives of his works. The book as a whole is intended both for professional students of literature and as a critical introduction to Chekhov's work.

Preface
Acknowledgements
A note on translations
Introduction
The Cherry Orchard
Beginnings
The short story - I
The short story - II
The steppe stories
'Lights'
Chekhov and Tolstoy
'A Dreary Story'
'The Duel'
A note on 'Three Years'
Chekhov's women
'The Party'
'The Lady with the Dog'
'A Woman's Kingdom'
Three Sisters
Chekhov's modernity
Notes
Chronological table
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521296700
ISBN-10: 0521296706
Series: Major European Authors Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 4th February 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.47