Nebraska Center for Writers
Anton Chekhov
ANTON CHEKHOV

AKA "ANTOSHA CHEKHONTE"
1860-1904



PROFESSION

Physician, Fiction Writer, Playwright

FAVORITE BOOK

The Kreutzer Sonata by Leo Tolstoi
As long as there is a Tolstoy in literature, it is simple and gratifying to be a literary figure.

FAVORITE PLACE

France! France! France!

HOBBIES

Champagne and showgirls

FAVORITE FOOD

Ah, Caviar! I keep on eating it, but can never get my fill. Like olives. It's a lucky thing it's not salty.

LATEST PROJECT

I am writing a play which I probably will not finish until the end of November. I am writing it with considerable pleasure, though I sin frightfully against the conventions of the stage. It is a comedy with three female parts, six male, four acts, a landscape (view of the lake), lots of talk on literature, little action and tons of love.

PET PEEVE

Philowisdomizing



PHILOSOPHY

There ought to be a man with a hammer behind the door of every happy man.

CHEKHOV LINKS

201 Stories by Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov Bio
Anton Chekhov Bio and Works
Anton Chekhov in Czarist Russia
The Anton Chekhov Page
Brief Chekhov Bio with Letters
Chekhov in Translation
Chekhov Quotations
Chekhov Lecture Hall
Taganrog, The Birthplace of Anton Chekhov
Chekhov's house in Yalta and his dacha in Gursuf
Chekhov's Burial Site


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