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Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was one of the greatest short story writers of all time His stories evoked great emotion It has been said that Chekhovs story is like a tortoise-all middle The ending never stated is implicit in the frustration nostalgia loneliness pretension or despair of the storys one brief moment selected from a life to illuminate it in its entirety In other words even though there is no ending it is understood from the events in the story You know on how the story is set in the end and that brings to mind feelings such as frustration nostalgia etc One of Chekhovs important themes in his fiction writing is the intimacy between man and woman their relationships and views towards each other as in the two written in 1899 Lady With The Dog and The Darling Chekhovs short stories speak to the moral concerns of the upper classes of the period concerns they only addressed with sadness and boredom Anton Chekhov was born on January 29 1860 at Taganrog Russia a port city on the Sea of Azov His grandfather was a serf but got money by trading and bought his and his familys freedom in 1841 Chekhovs parents were simple half-educated very religious people with a strong family feeling His father was was a merchant and very artistic with a passion for painting In 1876 he escaped his creditors by declaring bankruptcy and leaving to Moscow Anton was left alone tutoring and doing odd jobs for a living Though his childhood seems depressed there were happy moments in his youth when he would entertain his friends by mimicking the members of local society This ability to see the comic in life to grasp and imitate the essence of another was probably the source of a writer whose tragic sense of life was always tempered by simultaneous awareness of the ridiculous Chekhov saw life in a gloomy way but at
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