The Plays of Anton Chekhov

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$16.99  $15.63
Publisher
Harper Perennial
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Pages
400
Dimensions
5.26 X 1.04 X 8.03 inches | 0.74 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060928759
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About the Author

Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), Russian physician, dramatist and author, is considered to be one of the greatest writers of short stories and modern drama. Born in Taganrog, a port town near the Black Sea, he attended medical school at Moscow University. He began writing to supplement his income, writing short humorous sketches of contemporary Russian life. A successful literary careered followed, before his premature death of TB at the age of 44. He is best-remembered for his four dramatic masterpieces: The Seagull (1896), Uncle Vanya (1899), Three Sisters (1901) and The Cherry Orchard (1904).
Paul Schmidt, translator of Rimbaud and Mayakovsky among others, was Director of the Khlebnikov Translation Project, Dia Art Foundation.

Reviews

"Both an actor and a Russian scholar, Schmidt sets out to give us a Chekhov who makes sense...The result is a surprisingly lively Chekhov, colloguial and clear, which will come as a revelation to those who know the playwright through the widely read but rather stiff British translations....Schmidt's Chekhov should be the first choice for any American reader."-- "Atlantic Monthly"