Slavic Languages and Literatures | Chekhov
R535 | ALL | Durkin
Introduction to and survey of the works of Anton Chekhov (1860-1904).
Chekhov's biography and career in the social context of his times; Chekhov's
place in the literary journalism of his day; literary antecedents and
parallels; Chekhov's innovations and contributions as one of the founders
of the modern short story and the modern drama; attention to Chekhov's
epistolary legacy. Readings in either the original or English translation,
depending on individual students' language abilities and preferences.
Readings will include a representative selection of Chekhov's early stories,
the major fiction, and both early plays and the four mature plays (Seagull,
Uncle Vanya, Three Sisters, Cherry Orchard).
Requirements: two papers, presentations, discussion.