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The Resource Anton Chekhov : a life, Donald Rayfield

Anton Chekhov : a life, Donald Rayfield

Label
Anton Chekhov : a life
Title
Anton Chekhov
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Donald Rayfield
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Anton Chekhov's life was short, intense, and dominated by battles - both with his dependents and with the tuberculosis that was to kill him at age forty-four. He was one of the greatest playwrights and short-story writers ever born, but he was torn between medicine and literature, as he was between family and friends, between a longing for solitude and a need for company. When he was a child, his family life was at times made a hell by a monstrous father, a possessive sister, and delinquent elder brothers; his own adult life was tortuously balanced between the affections of a series of mistresses and a marriage to an actress that was not as idyllic as it has traditionally been painted." "Donald Rayfield's biography strips the whitewash from the image of Chekhov and shows us what lay behind his restrained, ironic facade. The result does not denigrate him but shows him in the full heroism of his brief, prodigiously creative life. Rayfield has spent more than three years combing the Chekhov archives all over Russia (Chekhov was a restless traveler for the whole of his life, going from Siberia to the Cote d'Azur) and has uncovered thousands of documents and letters from Chekhov's lovers, friends, and family, most of them never published before, which cumulatively tell of a life far more entangled and turbulent than we ever previously suspected. The many cuts made in Soviet and foreign editions of Chekhov's and his wife's letters have been restored; what once was hidden is now revealed."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rayfield, Donald
Dewey number
  • 891.72/3
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3458
LC item number
.R35 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
  • Čechov, Anton Pavlovič
  • Čechov, Anton P
  • Authors, Russian
  • Authors, Russian
  • Biografie
Label
Anton Chekhov : a life, Donald Rayfield
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-639) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Cincinnatus: 1892-4
  • pt. 6.
  • Lika disparue: 1894-6
  • pt. 7.
  • Flight of the seagull: 1896-7
  • pt. 8.
  • Flowering cemeteries: 1897-8
  • pt. 9.
  • Three triumphs: 1898-1901
  • pt. 1.
  • pt. 10.
  • Love and death: 1901-4
  • Father to the man: 1860-79
  • pt. 2.
  • Doctor Chekhov: 1879-86
  • pt. 3.
  • My brothers' keeper: 1886-9
  • pt. 4.
  • Années de Pèlerinage: 1889-92
Control code
ocm37345694
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxiii, 674 pages
Isbn
9780805057478
Lccn
97028888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37345694
  • (OCoLC)37345694
Label
Anton Chekhov : a life, Donald Rayfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 627-639) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • pt. 5.
  • Cincinnatus: 1892-4
  • pt. 6.
  • Lika disparue: 1894-6
  • pt. 7.
  • Flight of the seagull: 1896-7
  • pt. 8.
  • Flowering cemeteries: 1897-8
  • pt. 9.
  • Three triumphs: 1898-1901
  • pt. 1.
  • pt. 10.
  • Love and death: 1901-4
  • Father to the man: 1860-79
  • pt. 2.
  • Doctor Chekhov: 1879-86
  • pt. 3.
  • My brothers' keeper: 1886-9
  • pt. 4.
  • Années de Pèlerinage: 1889-92
Control code
ocm37345694
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxiii, 674 pages
Isbn
9780805057478
Lccn
97028888
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o37345694
  • (OCoLC)37345694

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