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Raymond Carver called Anton Chekhov "the greatest short story writer who has ever lived." This unequivocal verdict on Chekhov's genius has been echoed many times by writers as diverse as Katherine Mansfield, Somerset Maugham, John Cheever and Tobias Wolf. While his popularity as a playwright has sometimes overshadowed his achievements in prose, the importance of Chekhov's stories is now recognized by readers as well as by fellow authors. Their themes--alienation, the absurdity and tragedy of human existence--have as much ...

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    • Title: About Love and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press Academic UK
    • Print ISBN: 9780199536689, 0199536686
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    • Edition: 2008
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