NBN In this luminous book of criticism, Chekhov's foremost Russian interpreter offers a startlingly clear and commanding appraisal of the master's work.
Book News Pitcher, a British translator of many Chekhov works, has selected and in some cases shorted chapters from three of Kataev's (Russian literature, Moscow U.) critical volumes on the Russian writer and playwright. Considering both general features and specific works, Kataev challenges many ideas about Chekhov that prevail in Russia and the west, and stakes out a radical position of his own. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)