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Anton Chekhov: A Brother's Memoir

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In a style reminiscent of Anton Chekhov himself--realistic, intimate, and dynamic--Mikhail Chekhov shares unparalleled memories and insights, transporting readers into the world of the Chekhov family. He visits the places where his brother lived and worked and introduces the people he knew and loved, Leo Tolstoy and Piotr Tchaikovsky among them. As a unique eyewitness to the beloved writer's formative years and his artistic maturity, Mikhail Chekhov shows here first-hand the events that inspired the plots for The SeagullThe Black Monk, and The Steppe, among other enduring worksCaptivating, surprising, and a joy to read, this memoir reveals the remarkable life of one the most masterful storytellers of our time.

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This is a translated version of Vokrug Chekhova: Vstrechi i vpechatlenia [Around Chekhov: Encounters and Impressions] (originally published in the Soviet Union in 1933), in which writer and translator Mikhail Chekhov recalls his famous brother, the playwright and short-story writer Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), for whom he worked as assistant and secretary and was thereby a more intimate witness to the growth of the writer's career and development beyond mere brotherhood. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In a style reminiscent of Anton Chekhov himself--realistic, intimate, and dynamic--Mikhail Chekhov shares unparalleled memories and insights, transporting readers into the world of the Chekhov family. He visits the places where his brother lived and worked and introduces the people he knew and loved, Leo Tolstoy and Piotr Tchaikovsky among them. As a unique eyewitness to the beloved writer's formative years and his artistic maturity, Mikhail Chekhov shows here first-hand the events that inspired the plots for The SeagullThe Black Monk, and The Steppe, among other enduring worksCaptivating, surprising, and a joy to read, this memoir reveals the remarkable life of one the most masterful storytellers of our time.

About the Author

Mikhail Chekhov (1865-1936) was a writer and novelist in his own right, as well as Anton's assistant and secretary. His role as his brothers biographer began in 1905 when he was asked to share his recollections in a Moscow magazine. Mikhail died in Yalta in 1936 at the age of 71.

Eugene Alper has been a translator for over twenty years and his work includes five major plays by Anton Chekhov (with Professor Carl Mueller), a memoir about Anton Chekhov (by Isaak Altshuller), and movie scripts and interviews for Paramount and Universal.

Table of Contents

Our Ancestry * Our Childhood in Taganrog * The Early Years in Moscow * The Moscow Literary Magazines * The Young Doctor * The First Plays * Recognition * Antons Travels * Melikhovo * The Final Years

Product Details

ISBN:
9780230618831
Author:
Chekhov, Mikhail
Publisher:
Palgrave MacMillan
Translator:
Alper, Eugene
Author:
Alper, Eugene
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Russian & Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Subject:
Authors, Russian -- 19th century.
Subject:
Russian
Subject:
Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Theater -- History.
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Biography-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 bandw frontispiece
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.66 x 6.44 x 1.03 in

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In a style reminiscent of Anton Chekhov himself--realistic, intimate, and dynamic--Mikhail Chekhov shares unparalleled memories and insights, transporting readers into the world of the Chekhov family. He visits the places where his brother lived and worked and introduces the people he knew and loved, Leo Tolstoy and Piotr Tchaikovsky among them. As a unique eyewitness to the beloved writer's formative years and his artistic maturity, Mikhail Chekhov shows here first-hand the events that inspired the plots for The SeagullThe Black Monk, and The Steppe, among other enduring worksCaptivating, surprising, and a joy to read, this memoir reveals the remarkable life of one the most masterful storytellers of our time.

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