The Bet and Other Stories (Dodo Press)

The Bet and Other Stories (Dodo Press)

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by Anton Chekhov, John Middleton Murry
     
 

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian short story writer and a playwright. His playwriting career produced four classics, while his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife, " he once said, "and literature is my mistress". Chekhov

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian short story writer and a playwright. His playwriting career produced four classics, while his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practiced as a 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 by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Uncle Vanya and premiered Chekhov's last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a special 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". His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781409983682
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian author of plays and short stories. Although Chekhov became a physician and once considered medicine his primary career, he gained fame and esteem through writing, ultimately producing a number of well-known plays, including The Seagull and Uncle Vanya, and a large body of innovative short stories that influenced the evolution of the form.

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Bet, And Other Stories 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
JayGeeS More than 1 year ago
This is a really, really bad OCR version. Not even the first page was proofed, which is all I looked at.
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