Why we can all read Chekhov and learn from him, says Francine prose QUOTES FOR WRITERS

BRIDGET WHELAN writer

chekhovYou can pick up a volume of Chekhov’s stories and open it anywhere, and, no matter how well or poorly the Russian has been translated, you will probably have a hard time finding a sentence you can’t understand. This is because, as much as any other writer and more than most, Chekhov put such a premium on writing comprehensibly, without flowery language or unnecessary adornment.
Francine Prose

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