By Harold Bloom
Chekhov used to be the prime Russian author of his new release. This name, Anton Chekhov, a part of Chelsea apartment Publishers’ glossy severe perspectives sequence, examines the foremost works of Anton Chekhov via full-length severe essays by way of professional literary critics. furthermore, this name contains a brief biography on Anton Chekhov, a chronology of the author’s existence, and an introductory essay written through Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the arts, Yale college.
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He never forgot or forgave the failure of the first performance of The Seagull on the stage of the Imperial Alexandrine theater. Translation of the personal plight into the language of socio-economic peripeteia amounts to his ironically saying: this is the only language you understand, then, please, have it your way. An acute bitterness in regard to his situation in literature and at the same time the intention to counter the sadness of it with a joke, to present his own situation as a comedy of misunderstanding—such is the attitude of Chekhov, the lyrical poet, in his final work.
Constance Garnett. Online. eldritchpress. , Ed. Letters on the Short Story, the Drama, and Other Literary Topics by Anton Chekhov. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1964. Johnson, Ronald L. Anton Chekhov: A Study of the Short Fiction. New York: Twayne, 1993. Koteliansky, S. , Ed. Anton Tchekhov. Literary and Theatrical Reminiscences. New York: Benjamin Blom, 1965. Yarmolinsky, Avrahm. Letters of Anton Chekhov. New York: Viking Press, 1973. A drian H unter Constance Garnett’s Chekhov and the Modernist Short Story W riting in 1974, the critic Roberta Rubenstein complained that Constance Garnett had not received proper recognition for her contribution to the literature of the English-speaking world.
Said Belyaev, waving him off. “This is more important than any word of honour. It’s the hypocrisy revolts me, the lying! . ” By this time the reader is dumbfound at the sheer gall of Nikolay to mention hypocrisy when he had just promised on his honor to keep Alyosha’s secret. The narrative voice, which initially appeared to sympathize with Nikolay, closes the story with a completely ironic tone: “Belyaev dismissed him with a wave of his hand, and went on walking up and down. He was absorbed in his grievance and was oblivious of the boy’s presence, as he always had been.