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Chekhov This astonishing work reviews the life of the great Russian playwright and short story writer as told through the eyes of another literary master author V S Pritchett

  • Title: Chekhov
  • Author: V.S. Pritchett
  • ISBN: 9780679725466
  • Page: 365
  • Format: Paperback
  • This astonishing work reviews the life of the great Russian playwright and short story writer as told through the eyes of another literary master, author V.S Pritchett.

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    1. Zuberino on said:

      চেখভের নির্বাচিত গল্পের পাশাপাশি এই জীবনী পড়তে বেশ ভালোই লাগছে, বিশেষ করে জীবনীকার যখন ভি এস প্রিচেট-এর মত জাঁদরেল লেখক। বলা বাহুল্য, প্রিচেট নিজেই বিংশ শতাব্দীর অন্যতম শ্রেষ্ঠ ইংরেজ ছোটগল [...]

    2. Tony on said:

      CHECKOV: A Spirit Set Free. (1988). V. S. Pritchett. ***.(b. 1/17/1860; d. 7/2/1904). What author Pritchett did in this study was to chronicle Checkov’s life and relate the events thereof to his specific short stories and plays. It has been thirty years since I’ve read any of Checkov’s works, so my recollection of the plots of his pieces is hazy at best. After reading the author’s summaries, however, much of what I read did come back to me. I do know that Checkov has now gone back onto m [...]

    3. Jason Coleman on said:

      When we're finally all staring at e-readers and every book ever scanned is residing in a database, this will no longer be an issue, but for now I still have to marvel at the fact that this little classic is out of print. There isn't even have a cover for it, which is kind of like being sent to school without a lunch. This is old-school criticism/appreciation, with orders to shoot all jargon and theory on sight, and, page for page, still the best work I've ever read on Chekhov. (Also out of print [...]

    4. Fern on said:

      More an exercise in close reading of Chekhov's stories and plays than a detailed biography although it does tease out the links between the two. Interesting tidbit I gleaned what that Chekhov, after an assignment studying the population of prisons, took a boat back to Moscow via Hong Kong and Singapore. Now I wish there was more information about that trip!

    5. Ryan Williams on said:

      More of a commentary on the stories with a smidging of biography. But with V.S. Pritchett doing the commentary, that's as forgivable as can be. Particularly of note is the section dealing with Chekhov's late story (and my personal favourite) 'The Bishop'.

    6. Pink on said:

      Not really a biography, more an assessment of Chekhov's work, placed in the context of his life. Still a fascinating read.

    7. Sicofonia on said:

      Rant alert!!I normally take my reviews very seriously, but I'll be making an exception with this one.What an awful book to read. So much so I don't know where to start from. Technically this is not a biography, as the main focus is on the Chekhov's bibliography rather than the man himself.The problem here is that Pritchett went too far detailing the main Checkhov's stories. By too far I mean this book totally reads like a big spoiler on Chekhov's works. One story after another, Pritchett does wh [...]

    8. Jenna on said:

      I happily-- and shamelessly-- devoured Pritchett's biography on the life of Anton Pavlovich, which included enlightening commentary on the latter's workNeedless to say, I continue to harbor intense admiration for Chekhov, who said: “Man will become better when you show him what he is like.” This same individual also made self-deprecating remarks about his own work: "[I am] a good writer, but not as good as Turgenev." :PIn short: delightful man; excellent book.

    9. Connie Kronlokken on said:

      Pritchett takes the old-fashioned method of telling the stories Chekhov wrote and threading them into his life. A good story, a short life.

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