Reading Chekhov

In Reading Chekhov Janet Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer and journalist.

Author: Janet Malcolm

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847085652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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In Reading Chekhov Janet Malcolm takes on three roles: literary critic, biographer and journalist. Her close readings of Chekhov's stories and plays are interwoven with episodes from his life and framed by an account of a recent journey she made to St Petersburg. Malcolm demonstrates how the shadow of death that hovered over most of Chekhov's literary career - he became consumptive in his twenties and died in his forties - is almost everywhere reflected in the work. She writes of his childhood, his relationship with his family, his marriage, his travels, his early success, his exile to Yalta - always with an eye to connecting them to his themes and characters.

The Purloined Clinic

The Purloined Clinic is a retrospective of essays, reviews, and reports that reflect the range and depth of Janet Malcolm's engagement with psychology, criticism, art, and literature.

Author: Janet Malcolm

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307830608

Category: Literary Collections

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The Purloined Clinic is a retrospective of essays, reviews, and reports that reflect the range and depth of Janet Malcolm's engagement with psychology, criticism, art, and literature. She examines aspects of "that absurdist collaboration," the psychoanalytic dialogue, from which come "small, stray sell recognitions that no other human relationship yields, brought forward under conditions . . . that no other human relationship could survive." She addresses such subjects as Tom Wolfe's vendetta against modern architecture, Milan Kundera's literary experiments, and Vaclav Havel's prison letters. She explores the somewhat deflated world of post-revolutionary Prague, guides us through the labyrinthine New York art world of the eighties, and takes us behind the one-way mirror of Salvador Minuchin's school of family therapy. And to each subject she brings the incisive skepticism and dazzling epigrammatic style that are her hallmarks. “Why don’t more people write like [Malcolm]? . . . She is cast from the mold of the Eastern European intellectual: beholden to modernism. as familiar with Kundera’s exile as she is with Freud’s Vienna. This sensibility must grant her the detachment she sometimes so mercilessly employs, but it also gives her an unassailable passion for getting to the center of things.” —Boston Globe

Burdock

In Burdock, Janet Malcolm, who has been called "the most morally illuminating literary journalist in the country," illuminates through photography her fascination with the natural world Over the course of three summers in New England, ...

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In Burdock, Janet Malcolm, who has been called "the most morally illuminating literary journalist in the country," illuminates through photography her fascination with the natural world Over the course of three summers in New England, Malcolm gathered leaves of the burdock plant, a "large rank weed" with medicinal properties "that grows along roadsides and in waste places and around derelict buildings." Influenced by Richard Avedon's unsparing portraits of famous people, Malcolm is drawn to "uncelebrated leaves" on which "life has left its mark," through the ravages of time, weather, insects, or blight. In her introduction, Malcolm reminds us that writers like Chekhov and Hawthorne have used burdock "to denote ruin and desolation." And yet, for Malcolm, Burdock is an homage to the botanical illustrators who recognized "the gorgeousness of the particulars of the things that are alive in the world." "Burdock consists of a series of large color photographs portraying a single, unusual kind of leaf in various stages of growth and decay. As such, it is a work of botanical and indeed philosophical interest as well as an art book. Like all of Malcolm's work, this project entails looking with a steely but sympathetic and extremely intelligent eye at the world around her, zeroing in on the oddities that others might miss and using them as clues through which she solves the larger mystery."--Wendy Lesser Malcolm's leaves will be shown at the Lori Bookstein Fine Arts Gallery in New York, September 9-October 11, 2008. "Looking at natural forms close up is an exercise in awe."--Janet Malcolm

Colorado Review

95 Reading Chekhov : A Critical Journey by Janet Malcolm Random House ,
2001 190 pp . , hardcover , $ 23 . 95 reviewed by Max Winter Seeing the place
where a writer has lived makes the work real in a way that paper and ink cannot .

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The Believer

6 and Other Stories, 1892–1895–Anton Chekhov * The Death of Ivan Ilyich and
Other Stories— Leo Tolstoy BOOKS READ: * On and Off the Field—Ed Smith * A
Life in Letters—Anton Chekhov * Reading Chekhov: A Critical Journey—Janet ...

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Public Library Core Collection

Nonfiction John Greenfieldt, Patrice Bartell. THIRTEENTH EDITION
THIRTEENTH EDITION. Malcolm , Janet Reading Chekhov ; a critical journey .
Random House 2001 209p hardcover o . p . pa $ 13 . 95 891 . 7 1 . Chekhov ,
Anton Pavlovich ...

Author: John Greenfieldt

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN: 9780824210946

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Wilson's Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction (13th Edition, 2008) recommends reference and nonfiction books for the general adult audience. It is a guide to over 9,000 books (over 6,500 titles are new to this edition), plus review sources and other professional aids for librarians and media specialists. Acquisitions librarians, reference librarians and cataloguers can all use this reliable guide to building and maintaining a well-rounded collection of the most highly recommended reference and nonfiction books for adults. All titles are selected by librarians, editors, advisors, and nominators-all of them experts in public library services. The collection is a valuable tool for collection development and maintenance, reader's advisory, weeding your collection, and curriculum support. Richly enhanced records provide a wealth of useful information. All entries include complete bibliographic data as well as price, subject headings, annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, cover art, and quotations from reviews. Many entries also list awards, best-book lists, and starred reviews. Save Time: Efficiently organised and includes ""Starred"" titles Save Money: Allocate your resources to the best materials available Stay Relevant: Discover the best in important, contemporary categories Complete Coverage: Includes recommendations on periodicals and electronic resources, too Four-Year Subscription This Core Collection was originally sold as a four-year subscription. The core edition, published in 2008, delivers a library-bound volume with an extensive, selective list of recommended books. From 2009 to 2011 Wilson published extensive paperback supplements to the 2008 edition. A new cycle of materials will begin in 2012. However, the 2008 to 2011 materials are currently available. Buyers of them will receive all these materials immediately. All four years are only $420. Uniquely Valuable There is nothing quite like Wilson Core Collections. The accumulated expertise of our selectors, and the unquestioned reputation of these collections, is invaluable. Wilson Core Collections are universally recognised as impartial and expert aids to collection development that assist and reinforce the judgement of librarians everywhere. Selection to a Wilson Core Collection is strong support to any challenged purchase. Contemporary Relevance This Core Collection includes broad updates in the areas of crafts; terrorism, and international security; environment and global warming; diseases and medicine; and religion, plus other contemporary topics that keep the library's collection as current as today's headlines. Other Key Features Classified Catalogue - A list arranged by Dewey Decimal Classification, with complete cataloguing information for each book. Author, Title, Subject and Analytical Index - An in-depth key to the information in Classified Catalogue-including author and title analytics for works contained in anthologies and collections. Richly enhanced records provide complete bibliographic data, price, subject headings, descriptive annotations, grade level, Dewey classification, evaluative quotations from a review, when available. Listing works published in the United States, or published in Canada or the United Kingdom and distributed in the United States, Public Library Core Collection: Nonfiction features extensive revisions in the areas of health, science and technology, personal finance, sports, cooking and gardening, and handicrafts. Biography, poetry and literary criticism continue to receive comprehensive treatment. Reference works in all subject fields are included.

Stanford Slavic Studies

... writing about Chekhov have sought to find a way of bottling and labeling the
Chekhovian essence — and by how this endeavor is often the primary one .
Janet Malcolm ' s Reading Chekhov : A Critical Journey offers a recent and
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Word Music History

... s Reading Chekhov : A Critical Journey offers a recent and interesting example
of this ongoing effort . Malcolm describes as quintessential to Chekhov ' s work
his “ pose of journalistic uninquisitiveness ” which " refers to something that is ...

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The Polysyllabic Spree

6 and Other Stories , 1892 – 1895 – Anton Chekhov * The Death of Ivan Ilyich
and Other Stories — Leo Tolstoy BOOKS READ : * On and off the Field - Ed Smith
* A Life in Letters — Anton Chekhov * Reading Chekhov : A Critical Journey ...

Author: Nick Hornby

Publisher: McSweeneys Books

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 143

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Shares selections from the author's column in "The Believer" that comment on literature he has found interesting, and features passages from the material discussed.

Public Library Catalog 12th Edition

Best Books Ser Malcolm , Janet Reading Chekhov ; a critical journey . Random
House 2001 209p $ 23 . 95 891 . 7 1 . Chekhov , Anton Pavlovich , 1860 - 1904
ISBN 0 - 375 - 50668 - 3 LC 2001 - 19585 " The author ' s pilgrimage to Chekhov
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Author: Juliette Yaakov

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Category: Classified catalogs (Dewey decimal)

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New Zealand Slavonic Journal

... his heroes ' privacy suggests a curious counterpart to this habit ( Reading
Chekhov . A Critical Journey , New York , Random House , 2001 , 39 ] ) arises out
of recollections of a time of contemplation ( which included the ' pointless ' activity
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Dialogue

... Reading Chekhov : A Critical Journey by Janet Malcolm ( Random House , Inc
. , 2001 ) Reviewed by Jennifer Ralph Reading Chekhov : a Critical Journey
explores the totality of 19th - century dramatist / novelist Anton Pavlovich
Chekhov ' s ...

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In the Freud Archives

Malcolm's celebrated account of the falling-out of two unlikely friends is a fascinating portrait of a bizarre, cloistered world and the obsessed men who inhabit it.

Author: Janet Malcolm

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 159017027X

Category: Fiction

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Malcolm's celebrated account of the falling-out of two unlikely friends is a fascinating portrait of a bizarre, cloistered world and the obsessed men who inhabit it.

The New Yorker

Harold Wallace Ross, Katharine Sergeant Angell White. For Dad
CONTRIBUTORS who OVES ... Janet Malcolm ( “ Gertrude Stein's War , ” p . 58 )
is the author of eight books , including , most recently , “ Reading Chekhov : A
Critical Journey .

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CURRENT CONTENTS January 7 2002 Volume 24 Number 1

... philosophers , by D. Edmonds , J. Eidinow . J. Holt .10 Isadora - A sensational
life , by P. Kurth . R. Gottlieb .11 Jay's journal of anomalies , by R. Jay . 14 The '
Pickup ' , by N. Gordimer . .14 Reading Chekhov : A critical journey , by J.
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Forty One False Starts

This charismatic and penetrating collection includes Malcolm's now iconic essay about the painter David Salle.

Author: Janet Malcolm

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 1847088570

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Selected essays from America's foremost literary journalist and essayist, featuring ruminations on writers and artists as diverse as Edith Wharton, Diane Arbus and the Bloomsbury Group. This charismatic and penetrating collection includes Malcolm's now iconic essay about the painter David Salle.

Book Review Digest

Reading Chekhov ; a critical journey . 210p $ 23.95 2001 ... Chekhov , Anton
Pavlovich , 1860-1904 ISBN 0-375-50668-3 LC 2001-19585 SUMMARY : This is
a critical study of the works of the Russian dramatist and short story writer .
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A Bibliography of Anton Chekhov in English

Author: Lauren G. Leighton

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ISBN: 9780773462854

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 551

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It is not possible to provide a comprehensive selection of an estimated 350,000 reviews of Chekhov plays, 1994-2003, but an attempt has been made to provide a representative sampling of reviews in major newspapers and current periodicals. Citations throughout this Bibliography are full and unabbreviated, the intent being to provide access to each work in every appropriate category without complicating the search process with confusing cross-listings. Entries for collections are accompanied by listings of contents in the order given in tables of contents or alphabetically. Entries for collections provide a base for subsequent listings of individual major works for addition of subsequent editions, reprints, and re-publications. Translations of plays are categorized by their most commonly known English titles and cited within categories by the English title given for a particular translation.