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If only we could know! : an interpretation of Chekhov

Author: V B Kataev; Harvey J Pitcher
Publisher: Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this book of criticism, Chekhov's foremost Russian interpreter offers to Western readers a remarkably clear and commanding appraisal of the master's work." "Vladimir Kataev concerns himself chiefly with Chekhov's "conception of the world," his angle of vision on reality. It determines his unique treatment of a wide range of diverse themes, motifs, and situations. With ringing authority and critical common sense,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: V B Kataev; Harvey J Pitcher
ISBN: 1566634482 9781566634489
OCLC Number: 49327002
Description: xviii, 301 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Cautionary tale : "Kashtanka" --
Story of discovery --
Chekhov the writer-thinker --
Experiment with time : "Lights" --
Defining the comic element in Chekhov --
Chekhov's "irrelevant" details : "An unpleasant incident" --
Excitement and exhaustion : "The nervous breakdown" --
play about nonunderstanding : Ivanov --
Chekhov's debt to medicine : the Zakharin School --
Problem of the "general idea" : "A dreary story" --
Judging other people : "The duel" --
Making the individual individual --
Expressing one's idea : "A woman's kingdom" --
"These thoughts are not my own" --
"Equal distribution" in conflicts : "Ward no. 6," "the black monk" --
Chekhov's general conclusions --
Right in one's own way : The seagull --
Arguments about arguments : "The house with a mezzanine" --
Wasted lives : Uncle Vanya --
Chekhov's "Little trilogy" : the fourth story --
"This is a great mystery" : "The lady with a little dog" --
Last stories of discovery : "A case history," "On official duty" --
"If only we could know!" : Three sisters --
Man and his faith : "The bishop" --
"All of us are to blame" : The cherry orchard.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Vladimir Kataev ; translated from the Russian and edited by Harvey Pitcher.

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In this volume of criticism, one of Chekhov's Russian interpreters seeks to offer Western readers a clear and commanding appraisal of the master's work.  Read more...

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Unquestionably one of the two major studies of Chekhov by Russian critics during the twentieth century.--Karl D. Kramer Kataev's book should open a new and most welcome chapter in Chekhov criticism. Read more...

 
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