Dramatist, short story writer, and novelist; during his early career, worked as a physician, beginning ; editor of the literary section of Russkaya mysl, ; founder of two rural schools. Drama v chetyryokh deystviyakh The Three Sisters: A Drama in Four Acts.
The short story writer named by nearly every great Western twentieth century writer as a significant influence, who shaped the modern short story as we know it, was this nineteenth century Russian writer.
Writers of every genre should be familiar with the work of Chekhov because of the extent of his influence on fiction. Furthermore, in letters and elsewhere, Chekhov also wrote a great deal about the craft and technique of writing itself. In fact, Chekhov may be the originator of the admonition writers often hear to remove adjectives and adverbs, a piece of advice he originally wrote to fellow author Maxim Gorki in Stories should avoid long discourses on politics, economics or social issues.
Stories should be objective. Stories should contain true descriptions of people and things. Stories should be as brief as possible.
Stories should be both audacious and original. Stories should exhibit compassion. Innovations Chekhov brought to the short story include a focus on character over plot including his incisive approach to the psychology of his characters and a focus on realism.
Have you read much Chekhov?Anton Pavlovich Chekhov - Biography and Works Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the small seaport of Taganrog, southern Russia to the son of a grocer. Chekhov's grandfather was a serf, who had bought his own freedom and that of his three sons in So it was with Anton Chekhov, the Russian doctor and master of the short story ("The Lady with the Pet Dog") and playwright ("Uncle Vanya," "The Seagull").
It is this mastery of succinctness, in which even the minutest detail is loaded with disproportionate meaning, that forms the kernel of Chekhov's legacy. Chekhov was a writer of increments. Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, the Russian writer who decisively shaped the modern short story, was born in Taganrog, a small port on the Sea of Azov in southern Russia.
His father, Pavel had been born a serf, but Chekhov’s grandfather had saved enough money eventually to buy his family’s freedom. Anton Chekhov was a famous Russian playwright and writer.
In this lesson we will learn about his life, plays, and short stories. A short quiz will test our knowledge.
Anton Chekhov, in full Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (born January 29 [January 17, Old Style], , Taganrog, Russia—died July 14/15 [July 1/2], , Badenweiler, Germany), Russian playwright and master of the modern short story.