Anton Chekhov | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Eileen Baldeshweiler

This literature criticism consists of approximately 6 pages of analysis & critique of Anton Chekhov.
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Critical Essay by Eileen Baldeshweiler

SOURCE: Baldeshweiler, Eileen. “The Lyric Short Story: The Sketch of a History.” Studies in Short Fiction 6, no. 4 (summer 1969): 443-53.

In the following excerpt, Baldeshweiler analyzes the so-called “lyrical” short story as represented by the short fiction of Turgenev and Chekhov.

When the history of the modern short story is written, it will have to take into account two related developments, tracing the course of the larger mass of narratives that, for purposes of clarification we could term “epical,” and the smaller group which, to accentuate differences, we might call “lyrical.” The larger group of narratives is marked by external action developed “syllogistically” through characters fabricated mainly to forward plot, culminating in a decisive ending that...

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