Chekhov's Letters: Biography, Context, Poetics

EditorCarol Apollonio, Radislav LapushinContribution byCarol Apollonio

October 15, 2018|
Chekhov's Letters: Biography, Context, Poetics by Carol Apollonio
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Of the thirty volumes in the authoritative Academy edition of Chekhov''s collected works, fully twelve are devoted to the writer''s letters. This is the first book in English or Russian addressing this substantial-though until now neglected-epistolary corpus. The majority of the essays gathered here represent new contributions by the world''s major Chekhov scholars, written especially for this volume, or classics of Russian criticism appearing in English for the first time. The introduction addresses the role of letters in Chekhov''s life and characterizes the writer''s key epistolary concerns. After a series of essays addressing publication history, translation, and problems of censorship, scholars analyze the letters'' generic qualities that draw upon, variously, prose, poetry, and drama. Individual thematic studies focus on the letters as documents reflecting biographical, cultural, and philosophical issues. The book culminates in a collection of short, at times lyrical, essays by eminent scholars and writers addressing a particularly memorable Chekhov letter. Chekhov''s Letters appeals to scholars, writers, and theater professionals, as well to a general audience.
Carol Apollonio is professor of Russian at Duke University. Radislav Lapushin is associate professor of Russian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Title:Chekhov's Letters: Biography, Context, PoeticsFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:368 pages, 9.03 X 6.27 X 1.35 inShipping dimensions:368 pages, 9.03 X 6.27 X 1.35 inPublished:October 15, 2018Publisher:Lexington BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1498570445

ISBN - 13:9781498570442

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