Anton Chekhov Quotes

Money, like vodka, turns a person into an eccentric.






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Anton Chekhov
Anton Chekhov
  • Born: January 29, 1860
  • Died: July 14, 1904
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Profession: Dramatist

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short-story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history. His career as a playwright produced four classics, and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the three seminal figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."