Accounts of the Writer from His Family, Friends and Contemporaries
McFarland Press, Jefferson, North Carolina, 2011
This revelatory documentary biography of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904), one of the world’s best playwrights, consists of over 100 memories of Chekhov’s close friends, family and colleague writers and artists, such as Ivan Bunin, Konstantin Stanislavsky and Maxim Gorky.
Utilizing material from the archives and rare periodicals from the 1900s-1930s, the biography addresses his affairs with female admirers, his passions and hobbies, his visits to shelters for the homeless, his support of aspiring writers, as well as his advice to theater directors, actors and writers.
A complement to the wealth of scholarly material on Chekhov, this work offers new discoveries for both specialists and general enthusiasts.