About Anton Chekhov


Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 – 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique, later adopted by James Joyce and other modernists, combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure. He made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them.

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