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How to Write Like Chekhov

Advice and Inspiration, Straight from His Own Letters and Work

By Lena Lencek, Anton Chekhov, and Piero Brunello

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  • £10.99

Maxim Gorky said that no one understood the tragedy of life's trivialities" as clearly as Anton Chekhov, widely considered the father of the modern short story and the modern play. Chekhov's singular ability to speak volumes with a single, impeccably chosen word, mesh comedy and pathos, and capture life's basic sadness as he entertains us, are why so many aspire to emulate him. How to Write Like Chekhov meticulously cherry-picks from Chekhov's plays, stories, and letters to his publisher, brother, and friends, offering suggestions and observations on subjects including plot and characters (and their names), descriptions and dialogue, and what to emphasize and avoid. This is a uniquely clear roadmap to Chekhov's intelligence and artistic expertise and an essential addition to the writing-guide shelf.

A knockout addition to the writing-guide shelf: The first-ever practical and inspirational advice book for writers by Chekhov, arguably the most deeply revered writer after Shakespeare-drawn from his letters, which gives writers and fans the fullest-ever sense of Chekhov's own ideas about how to write as brilliantly as he does

Maxim Gorky said that no one understood the tragedy of life's trivialities" as clearly as Anton Chekhov, widely considered the father of the modern short story and the modern play. Chekhov's singular ability to speak volumes with a single, impeccably chosen word, mesh comedy and pathos, and capture life's basic sadness as he entertains us, are why so many aspire to emulate him. How to Write Like Chekhov meticulously cherry-picks from Chekhov's plays, stories, and letters to his publisher, brother, and friends, offering suggestions and observations on subjects including plot and characters (and their names), descriptions and dialogue, and what to emphasize and avoid. This is a uniquely clear roadmap to Chekhov's intelligence and artistic expertise and an essential addition to the writing-guide shelf.

Biographical Notes

Piero Brunello is a professor at the University of Venice. Lena Lencek is a professor at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

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  • ISBN: 9781569242599
  • Publication date: 11 Nov 2008
  • Page count: 254
  • Imprint: Da Capo Press
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