Anton Chekhov | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Beverly Hahn

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Anton Chekhov.
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Critical Essay by Beverly Hahn

SOURCE: Hahn, Beverly. “The Short Story—II.” In Chekhov: A Study of the Major Stories and Plays, pp. 69–91. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1977.

In the following essay, Hahn investigates creative tension in Chekhov's stories.

Among the very finest stories of 1886 and 1887 are “Easter Eve” and the better-known “Enemies”. In their different ways they show Chekhov to be already a master of the short-story form. The limitations to which I have been pointing in the minor but serious stories up to this period—chiefly the over-dependence on a single landscape metaphor—are overcome here, and both stories make a positive value out of a creative tension now evident in Chekhov's artistic temperament. In “Misery”, the falling snow and the lights of...

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