"The first documentary biography of Anton Chekhov. All of this material
appears in English translation for the first time." - New York Review of Books.
"A brilliant, engrossing collection of memories. This volume offers a rich, multi-faceted
portrait of one of the world's greatest, and most under-appreciated, author." - Russian Life
This anthology contains over 100 first-hand accounts of Chekhov.
I was especially struck by some of the passages about links between
Chekhov's writing and his gardening." - Spectator
"Tolstoy hated Chekhov's plays and wasn't shy about telling him, according
to an excerpt from Memories of Chekhov." - The New Yorker
"Tolstoy's condemnation of Chekhov's plays as "worse than Shakespeare"
has been thrown back into the spotlight by a new book that draws on memories
of the author from his contemporaries." - The Guardian
About the Author
Peter Sekirin has translated two of Tolstoy's works, A Calendar of Wisdom, Divine and Human and Wise Thought For Every Day. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.