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Chekhov's Letters

Biography, Context, Poetics · Crosscurrents: Russia's Literature in Context

by Carol Apollonio Editor · Radislav Lapushin Editor

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication Date:
2018
Series:
Crosscurrents: Russia's Literature in Context

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Carol Apollonio (Editor)

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.

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Carol Apollonio (Contributor)

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.

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Creators

Contributor :
Caryl Emerson
Contributor :
Robin Feuer Miller
Contributor :
Elena Gorokhova
Contributor :
Robert Louis Jackson
Contributor :
Rosamund Bartlett
Editor :
Carol Apollonio
Contributor :
Carol Apollonio
Contributor :
Cathy Popkin
Contributor :
Dina Rubina
Contributor :
Svetlana Evdokimova
Contributor :
Michael Finke
Editor :
Radislav Lapushin
Contributor :
Radislav Lapushin
Contributor :
Liya Bushkanets
Contributor :
Sharon M. Carnicke
Contributor :
Alexander Chudakov
Contributor :
John Douglas Clayton
Contributor :
Elizabeth Geballe
Contributor :
Irina Gitovich
Contributor :
Serge Gregory
Contributor :
Vladimir Kataev
Contributor :
Alevtina Kuzicheva
Contributor :
Vladimir Lakshin
Contributor :
Matthew Mangold
Contributor :
Katherine T. O'Connor
Contributor :
Zinovy Paperny
Contributor :
Emma Polotskaya
Contributor :
Galina Rylkova
Contributor :
Igor Sukhikh
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