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Anton Chekhov

Tim Parks

in Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the tension between involvement and withdrawal that characterized so much of Anton Chekhov's life and work, as well as the milieu in which he lived and the way he positioned ... More


Intimate Irritations: Living with Chekhov at the Dacha

Melissa L. Caldwell

in Dacha Idylls: Living Organically in Russia's Countryside

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520262843
eISBN:
9780520947870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520262843.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, European Cultural Anthropology

This chapter investigates the significance of place to the dacha experience. Anton Chekhov truly understood and best captured the nature of dacha life in all of its intensely visceral, passionate, ... More


Of Chekhov and Garlic

in The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines Anton Chekhov's portrayal of the Jews in his novels “Tina” and “Skripka Rotshil'da.” It explains that Chekhov's correspondence attests to the consistent function of “the Jews” ... More


Nikita Mikhalkov: European but Not Western?

Condee Nancy

in The Imperial Trace: Recent Russian Cinema

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195366761
eISBN:
9780199867394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366761.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mikhalkov’s films constitute Russian cinema’s most ambitious reclamation project. While several films, including 12, address contemporary subjects, his work more typically crafts an elegiac and ... More


‘God forgive me, Tchehov, for my impertinence’: Katherine Mansfield and the Art of Copying

Melinda Harvey

in Katherine Mansfield and Literary Influence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780748694419
eISBN:
9781474422277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694419.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter reexamines allegations that Katherine Mansfield copied her story ‘The Child-Who-Was-Tired’ from the Russian writer Anton Chekhov. It argues that Mansfield's copying of Chekhov's story ... More


From Realism to ‘Impressionism’

Roger Keys

in The Reluctant Modernist: Andrei Belyi and the Development of Russian Fiction, 1902-1914

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198151609
eISBN:
9780191672767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198151609.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter examines briefly the development of the Russian realist novel genre and its significance in the eyes of both the reading public and of the writers themselves. It then examines the ... More


‘More a Russian than a Dane’: the Usefulness of Hamlet in Russia

Peter Holland

in Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236740
eISBN:
9781846314285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236740.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Ivan Turgenev's essay ‘Hamlet and Don Quixote’ was originally presented as a lecture in 1860, the year Anton Chekhov was born. This chapter examines how William Shakespeare's Hamlet penetrates ... More


Performance as the Distribution of Life: From Aeschylus to Chekhov to VJing via Deleuze and Guattari

Andrew Murphie

in Deleuze and Performance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635030
eISBN:
9780748652587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635030.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter aims to establish the relation between contemporary VJing and the works of Anton Chekhov and Aeschylus through the philosophical thoughts of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari. It ... More


Jealousy, Illness, and Diary Rescue

Barbara Lounsberry

in Virginia Woolf's Modernist Path: Her Middle Diaries and the Diaries She Read

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813062952
eISBN:
9780813051833
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062952.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Can a diary help heal and restore? Emphatically. In her 1921 diary Woolf faces two foes. The first is physical and mental exhaustion, a danger that will arise periodically across her life. In 1921, ... More


The Stone: No Way Home

Jeremi Szaniawski

in The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167352
eISBN:
9780231850520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter talks about The Stone (1992). The Stone is preoccupied with the motifs of death and a return home. With its minimalistic plot and sedate, cotton-like atmosphere, the film conveys a sense ... More


Life and Work: Writers, Readers, and the Conversations between Them

Tim Parks

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300215366
eISBN:
9780300216738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300215366.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The author of this book has long been fascinated by the complicated relationship between an author's life and work, and began exploring the underlying values and patterns that guide authors in both ... More


Through the opaque veil: the Gothic and death in Russian realism

Katherine Bowers

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines nineteenth-century Russian writers who drew on the Gothic in order to explore the experience of death, existential terror, and the possibility of an afterlife within the bounds ... More


Katherine Mansfield and Russia

Galya Diment, Gerri Kimber, and W. Todd Martin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474426138
eISBN:
9781474438681
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474426138.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

It is hard to overestimate how huge the “Russian influence” was on both Mansfield’s craft as a short story writer and her life choices, including, even, whom she most trusted to treat her ... More


My Ballets (Continued)

Maya Plisetskaya

in I, Maya Plisetskaya

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300088571
eISBN:
9780300130713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300088571.003.0043
Subject:
Music, Dance

In this chapter, Maya Plisetskaya reflects on her five decades as a ballerina. She marked her fiftieth year in the ballet world by dancing The Madwoman of Chaillot in the French city of Rennes in ... More


Liberalism, Modernity, and Semi(o)tic Chaos

in The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter examines the confluence of the intra- and intertextual functions of “the Jews” as holders of interpretive keys to authorial imagination, and as mediators in the dialogical rapports ... More


Introduction: The Western Wall of Russian Literature

in The Jewish Persona in the European Imagination: A Case of Russian Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804770552
eISBN:
9780804775625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804770552.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the imagination and depiction of the Jewish persona in Russian literature. The book explores the representation of Jews in ... More


American Beginnings: The European Legacy

Tom Ryan

in The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496817983
eISBN:
9781496822406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496817983.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives a brief outline of Sirk’s life after his emigration to the US and analysis of the early films he made there. It offers commentary on the ways in which this work reflected as much ... More


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