The Three Sisters | Critical Essay by Simon Karlinsky

This literature criticism consists of approximately 23 pages of analysis & critique of The Three Sisters.
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Critical Essay by Simon Karlinsky

SOURCE: “Huntsmen, Birds, Forests, and Three Sisters,” in Chekhov's Great Plays: A Critical Anthology, edited by Jean-Pierre Barricelli, New York University Press, 1981, pp. 144-60.

In the following essay, Karlinsky discusses the images of hunting and the forest throughout Chekhov's work and points to its significance in The Three Sisters.

In describing the domestic arrangements of her parents at Yasnaya Polyana, Tolstoy's daughter Aleksandra emphasized the major role that dogs and horses played in their day-to-day existence.1 Few people who live in the twentieth century find themselves in such close proximity to such large numbers of these two domesticated species of animals. Those who have read Pushkin's “Count Nulin,” Gogol's Dead Souls, Turgenev's Sportsman's Sketches, Tolstoy's War and Peace and Anna Karenina, and almost anything by Aksakov will know that the pursuit on...

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