Chekhov: The Hidden Ground

Chekhov The Hidden Ground A major achievement Callow examines Chekhov s life within the context of the evolution of his art making the reader acutely aware of the hidden ground from which his work sprang and on which his life

  • Title: Chekhov: The Hidden Ground
  • Author: Philip Callow
  • ISBN: 9781461662365
  • Page: 380
  • Format: ebook
  • A major achievement Callow examines Chekhov s life within the context of the evolution of his art, making the reader acutely aware of the hidden ground from which his work sprang and on which his life stood A beautifully written biography by a novelist, poet, and biographer.

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    1. 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 [...]

    2. 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 [...]

    3. Dear Chekhov, also featuring in Lecture 3 of the Art in Imperial Russia lectures at the Art Gallery of NSWwhat a feast!!!And he and Tchaikovsky actually met.

    4. A wonderful biography, rich with details and quotes. Gives a great sense of Chekhov the person and the artist.

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