Chekhov: a spirit set free

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Random House, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 235 pages
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A splendid study of Chekhov, this book is primarily an original, sympathetic and wonderfully insightful account of his evolution as a writer, especially of short stories.

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User Review  - Ryan Williams - Goodreads

More of a commentary on the stories with a smidging of biography. But with VS Pritchett doing the commentary, that's as forgivable as can be. Particularly of note is the section dealing with Chekhov's late story (and my personal favourite) 'The Bishop'. Read full review

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User Review  - Greg Gerke - Goodreads

What a story, abandoned by his family when he was 16... Read full review


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About the Editor:
Sir Victor Pritchett is a novelist, short-story writer, critic, biographer, and traveler. His books include the novel, Mr. Beluncle; a highly acclaimed collection of short stories, On the Edge of the Cliff; two books of criticism, The Myth Makers and The Tale Bearers; a biography of Turgenev, The
Gentle Barbarian; and the classic travel book, The Spanish Temper.

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