Chekhov for the 21st Century

Carol Apollonio and Angela Brintlinger (editors)


Slavica Press

One hundred fifty years after his birth, Anton Chekhov remains the most beloved Russian playwright in his own country, and in the English-speaking world he is second only to Shakespeare. His stories, deceptively simple, continue to serve as models for writers in many languages.

In this volume, Apollonio, Duke professor of practice in Slavic and Eurasian Studies, and her co-editor have brought together leading scholars from Russia and the West for a wide-ranging conversation about Chekhov's work and legacy. Considering issues as broad as space and time and as tightly focused as the word, these are twenty-one exciting new essays for the twenty-first century.