'One of the best things ever written on its subject
a generous spread of marvellously subtle observations about Chekhovs fiction -- The Spectator
'She is like no other critic I have ever read: limpid, revelatory and startlingly attentive to every nuance' -- John Lloyd, Financial Times
'The cumulative effect is overpowering: it is impossible to put this book down and not feel that one knows Chekhov much better' -- Anne Applebaum, Sunday Telegraph
Its humdrum title and calm, meditative tone conceal a furious, restless sensibility...No one writes non-fiction quite like Janet Malcolm -- New York Times Book Review
Delightfully produced and charmingly written
the verve and energy of her writing
will send one back to the stories to test her assertion -- Evening Standard
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About the Author
Janet Malcolm's books include In the Freud Archives, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, The Journalist and the Murderer and Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession. Born in Prague, she grew up in New York, where she now lives.