Anton Chekhov | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Dmitri Chizhevsky

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of Anton Chekhov.
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Critical Essay by Dmitri Chizhevsky

SOURCE: Chizhevsky, Dmitri. “Chekhov in the Development of Russian Literature.” In Chekhov, A Collection of Critical Essays, edited by Robert Louis Jackson, pp. 49–61 Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1967.

In the following essay, originally published in 1960, Chizhevsky expatiates Chekhov's place in the history of Russian literature.

Chekhov still has no firm place in the history of Russian literature. Of course, one often ranks him among the “realists”; thus one is compelled for chronological reasons to place him alongside such epigones of realism as V. Korolenko and D. Mamin-Sibiryak. Or should one identify him with such representatives of the new realistic trends as Maxim Gorky? Or find a place for him in the ranks of the modernists and early symbolists? This kind of classifying of a literary artist in a definite literary group, naturally...

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