Defying Borders: Anton Chekhov's Elusive Genius

Tabachnikova, Olga orcid iconORCID: 0000-0003-2622-6713 (2020) Defying Borders: Anton Chekhov's Elusive Genius. In: A Companion to World Literature. Blackwell, pp. 2505-2516. ISBN 978-1-118-99318-7

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This chapter is occupied with the creative legacy of the great Russian writer Anton Chekhov (1860–1904) in the context of world literature, addressing the phenomenon of his continuing international acclaim. It thus discusses creative appropriation of Chekhov's oeuvre worldwide, drawing on the elusive nature of his authorial voice. Chekhov's popularity in a number of places, including Japan, China, Africa, and the English‐speaking world, is analyzed in the light of cultural constants.

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