The Narratives of Capek and Chekov: A Typological Comparison of the Authors' World Views

The Narratives of Capek and Chekov: A Typological Comparison of the Authors' World Views

by Peter Z. Schubert
     
 

Comparing the affinities between the writers Capek and Chekhov, the author provides us with a thorough study that is long overdue. The parallels between the two great writers were first observed almost half a century ago, and commented on in passing by no less than seven scholars. The critics' allusions would suggest that similarity exists in the stories' quality,

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Comparing the affinities between the writers Capek and Chekhov, the author provides us with a thorough study that is long overdue. The parallels between the two great writers were first observed almost half a century ago, and commented on in passing by no less than seven scholars. The critics' allusions would suggest that similarity exists in the stories' quality, in the writers' artistic method, stylistic structure, and language, as well as in the atmosphere, or mood, of the narratives. The affinity found in the similar treatment of analogous subjects has remained until now an entirely unexplored field. While Capek is relatively well known outside of Central Europe, Chekhov remains, as Cornel West reminds us, the greatest explorer of states of despair and hope in our century. Professor Schubert has compared two giants of Eastern and Central European literature and brought them into an intelligent dialogue over the meaning of philosophy and literature and the ultimate purposes of art.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573090605
Publisher:
International Scholars Publications
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Series:
Slavic Studies
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.48(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.55(d)

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Peter Z. Schubert University of Vienna

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