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Chekhov novel?

Posted by Tyrone Slothrop on Tuesday, February 02 2021 at 3:07:21PM
In reply to Actually, you're right. posted by Eeyore on Tuesday, February 02 2021 at 06:00:15AM

meaning I also read a Chekhov novel

Anton Pavlovich wrote a lot of stuff -- humoristic sketches, short stories (rasskazy), novellas (povesti), plays, non-fiction, but he never wrote a single novel. The few longer stories or novellas (like Степь) are less than 100 pages long; his only long (relatively speaking) book is Остров Сахалин, which is non-fiction.

As for wordiness, try Aleksandr Pushkin; Anna Akhmatova praised his prose for its "head-spinning laconism".

There is so much Russian literature that is quite different from that chimera that Navokov once called "Tolstoyevsky"...

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