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Dear Writer, Dear Actress: The Love Letters of Anton Chekhov & Olga Knipper

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He was Russia's greatest playwright. She was the leading actress in Stanislavski's legendary Moscow Art Theatre. Together they created some of the most memorable women ever to grace the stage: Elena in Uncle Vanya, Masha in Three Sisters, Ranevskaya in The Cherry Orchard. But Anton and Olga were more than just artistic collaborators. From 1899 until Chekhov's untimely deat ...more
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Published October 28th 1997 by Ecco Press (first published October 1997)
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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia, the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in 1841. He also taught himself to read and write. Yevgenia Morozova, Chekhov's mother, was the daughter of a cloth merchant.

"When I think back on my childhood," Chekhov recalled, "it all seems quite glo
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