Everything You Think You Know About Chekhov is Wrong

Everything you know about Anton Chekhov is wrong. Chekhov the downcast tubercular writing magnificently mournful plays about the declining aristocracy on the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution, the king of the country whose national anthem is the minute-long sigh. The picture lasts because it’s what we want from our 19th-century Russians: gravity, fatalism, melancholy, minds … Continue reading Everything You Think You Know About Chekhov is Wrong