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Anton Chekhov

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Anton Chekhov
Chekhov seated at a desk
Ọjọ́ ìbíAnton Pavlovich Chekhov
(1860-01-29)29 Oṣù Kínní 1860
Taganrog, Russian Empire
Ọjọ́ aláìsí15 July 1904(1904-07-15) (ọmọ ọdún 44)
Badenweiler, German Empire
Iṣẹ́Physician, short story writer, playwright.
Ọmọ orílẹ̀-èdèRussian


Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (Rọ́síà: Анто́н Па́влович Че́хов, pípè [ɐnˈton ˈpavləvʲɪtɕ ˈtɕexəf]; 29 January 1860[1] – 15 July 1904)[2] was a Russian physician, dramatist and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history.[3] His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics.[4][5] Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."[6]

  1. Old Style date 17 January.
  2. Old Style date 2 July.
  3. "Russian literature; Anton Chekhov". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved 14 June 2008. 
  4. "Greatest short story writer who ever lived." Raymond Carver (in Rosamund Bartlett's introduction to About Love and Other Stories, XX); "Quite probably. the best short-story writer ever." A Chekhov Lexicon, by William Boyd, The Guardian, 3 July 2004. Retrieved 16 February 2007.
  5. "Stories… which are among the supreme achievements in prose narrative." Vodka miniatures, belching and angry cats, George Steiner's review of The Undiscovered Chekhov, in The Observer, 13 May 2001. Retrieved 16 February 2007.
  6. Letter to Alexei Suvorin, 11 September 1888. Letters of Anton Chekhov.