Anton Chekhov

Anton Chekhov

“To define his tendency in a word, I would say that Chekhov was the poet of helplessness.” This is how Russian existentialist philosopher Lev Shestov has put it into words.¬†Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was born in the Southwest of Russia in 1860. As a young man he was accepted to medical school, and published humorous sketches in newspapers in order to support his family financially. Writing his first short stories on middle-class and lower-class people of Russia, he situated them in everyday-life incidents. “I learned to write concisely on long events,” Chekhov said once.

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