As a reader, she adds, her earliest influence came from translations of Hemingway and Chekhov.
Cynthia Ozick has called this peerless master of the short story “our Chekhov.”
What an extraordinary talent she had to be able to do Chekhov.
We all know about Tolstoy, Chekhov, and Dostoevsky, but what about their compatriot, Nikolai Leskov?
The play even makes reference to Chekhov, giving it enough elitist cred for some voters.
Neither Chekhov nor Andreev have attempted to lift that black pall of despair that hangs over Russian fiction.
Chekhov's letters to his wife after his marriage have not as yet been published.
They look up to Tolstoi and Chekhov, and reject all principles founded upon more romantic and more genial models.
After dinner Chekhov used to go off to his bedroom and lock himself in to "read."
Such criticism hurt Chekhov a good deal, and embittered him even more than he was already embittered by Russian life itself.