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The Bishop and Other Stories

Anton Chekhov

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Hardcover. 180 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.7in.The Bishop and Other Stories collects seven of the later works of Russias master of short fiction, Anton Chekhov. The title story, first published in 1902, is considered one of Chekhovs last testaments. As much about the passing of an era as the passing of a man, Bishop Pyotrs story illuminates life, family and faith in a time of change, when old candles are giving way to new electric lights. Born in 1860, Chekhov was the son of a merchant, and the grandson of a serf, who had managed to save enough money to buy his familys freedom by the time Chekhovs father was a teen. Despite their fathers reportedly horrible temper and religious fanaticism, Chekhov and his five siblings were also talented and accomplished. Chekhov was a physician as well as an author -- although his medical career ended after the tragic deaths of the sisters and mother of one of his close friends from typhus. Never entirely comfortable with his fame or literary lionization, Chekhovs modesty and self-mocking humor became legendary. His lifelong desire was to be a free artist. Of his fellow Russians, about whom he wrote with such insight, he identified skeptics, mystics, psychopaths, Jesuits, philosophers, liberals, and conservatives, and also, people of another order, people of great feats of sacrifice, belief, and a clear, deliberate goal. All of these will be found in Chekhovs work, translated by his near-contemporary Constance Garnett, whose gifted and careful work initially introduced the great novels and stories of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Turgenev to the world of English-speaking readers. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781606649596

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Title: The Bishop and Other Stories

Publisher: Aegypan

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Hardcover

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The Bishop and Other Stories collects seven of the later works of Russia's master of short fiction, Anton Chekhov. Born in 1860, Chekhov was the son of a merchant and the grandson of a serf, who had managed to save enough money to buy his family's freedom by the time Chekhov's father was a teen. Despite their father's reportedly horrible temper and religious fanaticism, Chekhov and his five siblings were also talented and accomplished. Chekhov was a physician as well as an author -- although his medical career ended after the tragic deaths of the sisters and mother of one of his close friends from typhus. Never entirely comfortable with his fame or literary lionization, Chekhov's modesty and self-mocking humor became legendary. His lifelong desire was to be a "free artist." Of his fellow Russians, about whom he wrote with such insight, he identified "skeptics, mystics, psychopaths, Jesuits, philosophers, liberals and conservatives," and also, "people of another order, people of great feats of sacrifice, belief and a clear, deliberate goal." All of these will be found in Chekhov's work, translated by his near-contemporary Constance Garnett, whose gifted and careful work initially introduced the great novels and stories of Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Turgenev to the world of English-speaking readers.

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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904) was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theater. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."

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