By Harold Bloom
Chekhov was once the best Russian author of his iteration. This name, Anton Chekhov, a part of Chelsea condominium Publishers’ smooth severe perspectives sequence, examines the key works of Anton Chekhov via full-length serious essays by way of professional literary critics. moreover, this name incorporates a brief biography on Anton Chekhov, a chronology of the author’s existence, and an introductory essay written by means of Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale collage.
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Al. Voznesensky, “Iz Moskvy” // Odesskie novosti (1903, no. 6111). 8. [No signature], “‘Vishnevyi sad’ (novaia piesa A. P. Chekhova)” // Novosti dnia (1903, no. 7315). 9. See: Ellen Chancis, “Chekhov’s Seagull: Ethereal Creature or Stuffed Bird” // Chekhov’s Art of Writing: A Collection of Critical Essays. Paul Debreczeny and Thomas Eekman, eds. (Columbus, Ohio: Slavica Publishers, 1977), pp. 27–34. 10. A. P. Chekhov, Sobranie sochinenii in 12 vv. (Moscow: GIKhL, 1960), v. 9, p. 706. 11. The quotations from The Cherry Orchard follow the edition Anton Chekhov’s Plays, translated and edited by Eugene K.
Some students argue if the banker was a reformed man, he might have kept the letter to remind himself of how close he came to murder or how much the lawyer influenced his life. The problem with this view is that the banker would not have had to lock the letter up; he may even have wanted to share this letter with everyone, to shout it from the mountaintop. A more realistic reading, one supported by the narrative voice, suggests that the banker locks the letter safely away to protect himself in case the lawyer returns to dispute the bet.
21. See Chekhov’s letters to Olga Knipper and her mother of April through June 1902. 22. Two days earlier, on September 8, Chekhov wrote to Vukol Lavrov: “I will not write play this year,” which means that he already thought of it. 23. Vladimir Nabokov, the only true heir to Chekhov’s legacy, offered a memorable opinion: “I don’t think that an artist should bother about his audience. His best audience is the person he sees in his shaving mirror every morning. I think that the audience and artist imagines, when he imagines that kind of thing, is a room filled with people wearing his own mask” (Vladimir Nabokov, Strong Opinions, New York: Vantage International, 1973, p.
Anton Chekhov (Bloom's Modern Critical Views) by Harold Bloom