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The Resource Anton Chekhov : a study of the short fiction, Ronald L. Johnson

Anton Chekhov : a study of the short fiction, Ronald L. Johnson

Label
Anton Chekhov : a study of the short fiction
Title
Anton Chekhov
Title remainder
a study of the short fiction
Statement of responsibility
Ronald L. Johnson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Though long recognized as one of the founding fathers of the short story, it is perhaps the combined longevity and scope of Anton Chekhov's influence that is most astounding. The list of authors, many of them contemporary, who routinely cite Chekhov as a major influence in their own writing could almost read as a who's who in 20th-century English and American literature. Indeed, the seemingly casual story of an ordinary life, told with articulate delicacy and heightened
  • mood and detail, populates not only Chekhov's canon but also that of the modern short story. His ability to provide for the reader a truly intimate feel for what is most telling - a vista, the weather, a conversation - has become the cornerstone of the form. Prevalent in the works of Katherine Mansfield, Ernest Hemingway, Raymond Carver, and Nadine Gordimer, among others, this distinctive style of writing is a testament to Chekhov's international influence. As with all
  • the "greats" of literature, though, it is more than just style and structure that lives on: the motif of individual freedom, so prevalent in Chekhov's writing, is especially poignant today. In Anton Chekhov: A Study of the Short Fiction, Ronald L. Johnson follows the Russian master as he matures from a newspaper and magazine writer to becoming the "father" of the modern short story. In a chronological study of an astoundingly prolific career, Johnson examines a number of
  • Chekhov stories in great detail, echoing the thorough attention to detail for which his subject was well known. In this comprehensive study, Johnson follows the development of what was to become the benchmark form of the short story, while also tracing the vitality and importance of the content of those stories. Johnson's study shows that Chekhov was more than just the father of a style, but was profoundly concerned with human rights and the search for a meaningful
  • life
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Cataloging source
  • DLC
  • DLC
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Johnson, Ronald L
Dewey number
891.73/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PG3458.Z9
LC item number
F5347 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Twayne's studies in short fiction
Series volume
no. 40
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Short story
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
  • Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich
Label
Anton Chekhov : a study of the short fiction, Ronald L. Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. The Short Fiction. The Early Stories, 1880-1884. The Artist Emerges, 1885-1887. The Protagonist's Voice, 1888-1895. The Master, 1896-1903 -- Pt. 2. The Writer. Introduction. Selected Letters -- Pt. 3. The Critics. Introduction. Avrahm Yarmolinsky. Simon Karlinsky
Control code
26399737
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 165 pages
Isbn
9780805783490
Lccn
92029699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26399737
  • (WaOLN)1491118
Label
Anton Chekhov : a study of the short fiction, Ronald L. Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 154-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pt. 1. The Short Fiction. The Early Stories, 1880-1884. The Artist Emerges, 1885-1887. The Protagonist's Voice, 1888-1895. The Master, 1896-1903 -- Pt. 2. The Writer. Introduction. Selected Letters -- Pt. 3. The Critics. Introduction. Avrahm Yarmolinsky. Simon Karlinsky
Control code
26399737
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 165 pages
Isbn
9780805783490
Lccn
92029699
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)26399737
  • (WaOLN)1491118

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