Welcome to the new Anthem Press website, currently in BETA mode. The fully functional and updated site will be live soon!

Anton Chekhov Through the Eyes of Russian Thinkers

Anton Chekhov Through the Eyes of Russian Thinkers

Vasilii Rozanov, Dmitrii Merezhkovskii and Lev Shestov

Edited by Olga Tabachnikova

This volume offers modern perspectives, from a strong international team of scholars, on the perception of Anton Chekhov's works by three leading cultural figures of the Silver Age of Russian culture - Vasilii Rozanov, Dmitrii Merezhkovskii and Lev Shestov.

PDF, 312 Pages

ISBN:9780857282279

January 2012

£20.00, $32.00

More Retailers>

  • About This Book
  • Reviews
  • Author Information
  • Series
  • Table of Contents
  • Recently Viewed Titles

About This Book

The collection is comprised of twelve scholarly essays written by leading Chekhov specialists from around the world.  Each essay analyses an interpretation of Chekhov by one of three prominent Russian thinkers of the Silver Age of Russian culture - Vasilii Rozanov, Dmitrii Merezhkovskii and Lev Shestov. This volume is particularly valuable in that its main focus is placed on the perception of Chekhov's art by those who existed on the border between literary criticism and philosophy. This is complemented by a literary critique of their accounts, and therefore remains faithful to Chekhov's poetics.

The collection thus examines the hitherto under-researched relationship between the origins and the results of the cultural phase that we now refer to as the Silver Age, and focuses specifically on the complex connections between Chekhov's legacy and the Russian culture of that period. Through its stress on the philosophical perception of Chekhov, this book offers a thematically consistent and systematic revelation of new dimensions to Chekhov's creative heritage. The essays are supplemented by biographical accounts of Rozanov, Merezhkovskii and Shestov.

Reviews

No reviews for this title.

Author Information

Olga Tabachnikova holds a PhD in Mathematics and a PhD in Russian Literature and Philosophy. She is now a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Russian Department of the University of Bristol.

Series

Anthem Series on Russian

East European and Eurasian Studies

Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments; Introduction; Three Brief Biographies; I. Vasilii Rozanov; Rozanov on Chekhov: 'Overcoming Literature' and Extending Horizons; Kind and Quiet: Chekhov in the Perceptions of Vasilii Rozanov; Contemporaneity, Competition and Combat: Facts and Fiction about Everybody and Passiveness, Orientalism and Anaesthesia in Rozanov's View on Chekhov; 'Tree of Life' and 'Dead Waters': Why Was Rozanov Afraid of Chekhov?; II. Dmitrii Merezhkovskii; Chekhov and Merezhkovskii: Two Types of Artistic-Philosophical Consciousness; Negating His Own Negation: Merezhkovskii's Understanding of Chekhov's Role in Russian Culture; An Illuminating Misinterpretation? On Merezhkovskii's Literary Criticism of Chekhov; Can Merezhkovskii See the Spirit in the Prose of Flesh?; III. Lev Shestov; Lev Shestov on Chekhov; Between Tragedy and Aesthetics: Shestov's Reading of Chekhov – A Gaze Directed Within; Shestov – Chekhov, Chekhov – Shestov; Philosophy’s Enemies: Chekhov and Shestov; Notes on Contributors

Recently Viewed Titles

Latest Tweets

  • Last chance to book a seat at @TheNehru_Centre for the book lanch of "The Politics of Swidden Farming" by Debojyoti… https://t.co/c6ZyLuf2aR

    - 12:34:19 on 22/05/2019
  • ‘Life Chances, Education and Social Movements’ dwells on the necessity of education and social movements for enhanc… https://t.co/rjfbYzXcpK

    - 05:34:19 on 22/05/2019
  • View a Google preview and further explore @EmersonCsorba's important new title The Plight of Potential… https://t.co/efs8OCK7zo

    - 05:34:19 on 21/05/2019
  • The Anthem Press Blog is back in business! Read about some fantastic new titles here: https://t.co/8EfDXCUTbP https://t.co/17ouYFXQw5

    - 05:34:19 on 17/05/2019
  • Peter McAteer will be hosting a series of workshops designed to transform leaders into sustainability champions. Ex… https://t.co/TRteqBkfVW

    - 05:34:19 on 16/05/2019
  • Read Michelle Faubert's detailed review of Brenda Ayres exciting title "Betwixt and Between: The Biographies of Mar… https://t.co/jE0WebKZA4

    - 05:34:19 on 15/05/2019
  • Explore the utopian and dystopian futures imagined in Science Fiction in Colonial India, 1835–1905 edited by Mary E… https://t.co/YIRwqEpf1j

    - 05:34:19 on 14/05/2019
  • Read @AndyBounds' lovely review of Iron Men by @davidrosswaller. Review: https://t.co/trVUCCSbYl Title:… https://t.co/H8H6SqzFnM

    - 05:34:19 on 11/05/2019
  • Read James K Boyce's urgent essays on environmental wellness and economic stability in "Economics for People and th… https://t.co/MOaKCJTpJa

    - 05:34:19 on 10/05/2019
  • If you're in London, clear your schedule for the launch party of our new title "The Politics of Swidden Farming" by… https://t.co/yQpMlEhUrk

    - 05:34:19 on 09/05/2019