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The first substantial volume in English devoted solely to the full range of Chekhov's comic mastery-forty stories in all, employing a variety of techniques and twists, and all with a sense of fun and infectious good humor. Tolstoy, who disliked Chekhov's plays, was reduced to helpless fits of laughter by his comic stories. Translated from the Russian and with an Introduction by Harvey Pitcher. "Penetrating social satire and trenchant character analysis...In story after story, Chekhov displays techniques-especially the use of a few telling details to suggest a whole-that he would later employ to stunning effect."-Philip Gambone, New York Times Book Review.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781566632423
ISBN-10: 1566632420
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 143mm x 17mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc
Publish Date: 23-Feb-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Harvey Pitcher, a graduate of St. John's College, Oxford, and author of several books on Russian culture, has also written The Chekhov Play and co-translated Chekhov: The Early Stories, which was highly acclaimed for its original choice of stories and the quality of its translation.

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