Concentrating on apparent trivialities, they create a special kind of atmosphere, sometimes termed haunting or lyrical.
Chekhov described the Russian life of his time using a deceptively simple technique devoid of obtrusive literary devices, and he is regarded as the outstanding representative of the late 19th-century Russian realist school.
Although they were often separated, they were together at a German health resort when he died, at 44. Several lesser-known works appear in Avrahm Yarmolinsky's (2011); biographies by D.
A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.
Though already celebrated by the Russian literary public before his death, Chekhov did not become internationally famous until after World War I.
In March 1897 Chekhov suffered a lung hemorrhage caused by tuberculosis, symptoms of which had appeared considerably earlier.
Despite the kindness of his mother, childhood remained a painful memory to Chekhov, although it later proved to be a vivid and absorbing experience that he often invoked in his works. There he received the best standard education then available—thorough but unimaginative and based on the Greek and Latin classics.
During his last three years at school Chekhov lived alone and supported himself by coaching younger boys; his father, having gone bankrupt, had moved with the rest of his family to Moscow to make a fresh start.
, 1860–1904, Russian short-story writer, dramatist, and physician, b. The son of a grocer and grandson of a serf, Chekhov earned enduring international acclaim for his stories and plays. Common types of primary sources include works of literature, historical documents, original philosophical writings, and religious texts.
His early works, broad humorous sketches and tales published under a pseudonym, were written to support himself and his family while he studied for his medical degree in Moscow. A primary source is a work that is being studied, or that provides first-hand or direct evidence on a topic.