First published in 1973, this collection of Chekhov's correspondence is widely regarded as the best introduction to this great Russian writer. Weighted heavily toward the correspondence dealing with literary and intellectual matters, this extremely informative collection provides fascinating insight into Chekhov's development as a writer. Michael Henry Heim's excellent translation and Simon Karlinsky's masterly headnotes make this volume an essential text for anyone interested in Chekhov.
|Publisher:||Northwestern University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
ForewordIntroduction: The Gentle SubversiveI. The Taganrog MetamorphosisII. The Medical Student Who Wrote for Humor MagazinesIII. Serious LiteratureIV. Success as a Playwright: "Ivanov"V. A Sense of Literary FreedomVI. The Journey to SakhalinVII. Western EuropeVIII. The Busy YearsIX. Settled LifeX. "The Seagull"XI The Inescapable DiagnosisXII. Nice. The Dreyfus CaseXIII. YaltaXIV. "Three Sisters." MarriageXV. "The Cherry Orchard"EpilogueBibliographyIndex