Anton Chekhov Author : Donald Rayfield Publisher : Northwestern University Press Total Pages : 674 Release : 2000 ISBN 10 : 0810117959 ISBN 13 : 9780810117952 Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL GET BOOK Anton Chekhov Book Description: Anton Chekhov's life was short, intense, and dominated by battles, both with his dependents and with the tuberculosis that killed him at age forty-four. The traditional image of Chekhov is that of the restrained artist torn between medicine and literature. But Donald Rayfield's biography reveals the life long hidden behind the noble facade. Here is a man capable of both great generosity toward needy peasants and harsh callousness toward lovers and family, a man who craved with equal passion the company of others and the solitude necessary to create his art. Based on information from Chekhov archives throughout Russia, Rayfield's work has been hailed as a groundbreaking examination of the life of a literary master.A new biography of the great author and playwright.