Antosha and Levitasha: The Shared Lives and Art of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan (Paperback)Serge Gregory (author)
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Publisher: Northern Illinois University Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 363 g
Dimensions: 226 x 150 x 15 mm
--Slavonic and East European Journal
"The breadth of Antosha and Levitasha is astonishing, and the biographical details brought to light by Gregory's meticulous research will prove invaluable for scholars of both Levitan and Chekhov, and their respective artistic productions. As a whole, Serge Gregory's Antosha and Levitasha stands as a rich testimony of their relationship and late nineteenth-century Russia."
"Very compelling . . . The book is laid out wonderfully, and Gregory's chronological tags never fail to reinforce understanding of when we are . . . Gregory's focus throughout is masterful."
--Inside Higher Ed
"There is rich material in this study. Gregory was right to unpick this relationship. From the point of view of Chekhov studies, Levitan is too often neglected. From the point of view of Levitan studies, this is an artist whose position astride the two most significant movements in Russian painting of the late nineteenth century, 'The Itinerants' and the World of Art, is ripe for investigation and appreciation."
--Slavonic and East European Review
"The book is both a page-turner and an authoritative, scholarly account, based to a considerable extent on manuscript materials in the Russian archives, as well as existing publications in Russian and English."
--J. Douglas Clayton, editor of Chekhov: Poetics, Hermeneutics, Thematics
"This meticulously researched and readable book is a chronological account of the contacts, friendship, common pursuits, rivalries, and professional work of Anton Chekhov and Isaac Levitan--two pivotal figures in Russian literature and art. . . . The book gives us abundant information about various aspects of the two artists' friendship and the backgrounds to their compositions."
--The Russian Review
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