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Chekhov: The Hidden Ground

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The life of Russia's greatest dramatist and storyteller examined within the context of the evolution of his art. A fine biography...a very well-written, intelligent account of Chekhov's remarkable literary career and of his private actions. Atlantic Monthly
Paperback, 428 pages
Published August 15th 2001 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher (first published May 1st 1998)
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Terence
Aug 27, 2008 Terence rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chekhov fans
Shelves: biography
I don’t often actively pursue biographical information about the authors I read. It’s enough that I enjoy their stories, and enrich my life with their words. But there are exceptions.

Anton Chekhov is one of them. I came to his writing relatively late in my life (post grad school) but he immediately captivated me, and it’s fascinating to discover how alike we are (though it certainly explains why I like him). I don’t want to sound too arrogant – I’m not saying that my life mirror’s Chekhov’s (God
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Stephen Hayes
Feb 21, 2012 Stephen Hayes rated it really liked it
Shelves: our-books, biography
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) is known for his short stories and plays. I have not usuallly been a fan of short stories, except possibly in the science-fiction and horror genres, so I did not come across Chekhov's works until about ten years ago.

Father Athanasius Akunda had just arrived in South Africa as a young deacon to help with mission work in the Orthodox Church. There were many people who wanted to become Orthodox, and some who might have potential to study at a seminary, but few who actuall
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Wayne
Dear Chekhov,
also featuring
in Lecture 3 of the Art in Imperial Russia lectures
at the Art Gallery of NSW...what a feast!!!
And he and Tchaikovsky actually met.
Paul Richardson
Jan 10, 2010 Paul Richardson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful biography, rich with details and quotes. Gives a great sense of Chekhov the person and the artist.
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Recommends it for: any chekhov freak - or anyone, period
Truly delicious bio of Chekhov.
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