Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey (Google eBook)

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 224 pages
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To illuminate the mysterious greatness of Anton Chekhov’s writings, Janet Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer, and journalist. Her close readings of the stories and plays are interwoven with episodes from Chekhov’s life and framed by an account of Malcolm’s journey to St. Petersburg, Moscow, and Yalta. She writes of Chekhov’s childhood, his relationships, his travels, his early success, and his self-imposed “exile”—always with an eye to connecting them to themes and characters in his work. Lovers of Chekhov as well as those new to his work will be transfixed by Reading Chekhov.


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User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

Janet Malcolm made a journey through Russia in the Yeltsin era in pursuit of a better understanding of Chekhov. This slim volume is a record of her travels and thoughts about the writer and his work ... Read full review

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User Review  - Greta Gilbertson - Goodreads

Interesting for me as I knew little about Chekhov. (Even how to spell his name). Malcolm writes about him while visiting Russia so she can add another dimension or layer to her discussion. This book ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
46
Section 4
57
Section 5
80
Section 6
90
Section 7
105
Section 8
114
Section 9
136
Section 10
154
Section 11
169
Section 12
176
Section 13
191
Section 14
206
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About the author (2007)

Janet Malcolm's previous books are Diana and Nikon: Essays on Photography; Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession; In the Freud Archives; The Journalist and the Murderer; The Purloined Clinic: Selected Writings; The Silent Woman: Slyvia Plath and Ted Hughes; and The Crime of Sheila McGough. She lives in New York with her husband, Gardner Botsford.


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