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Dear Writer Dear Actress - The Love Letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper

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Anton Chekhov & Olga Knipper trans Jean Benedetti

Published by Methuen

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The five year friendship and marriage of the writer Anton Chekhov and the actress Olga Knipper - who created many of the central female roles in his plays - is one of the most extraordinary love stories in the history of the theatre

Because of Knipper's work at the Moscow Art Theatre and Chekhov's illness which bound him to Yalta, their relationship flourished through a constant stream of letters between them

Temperamentally the actress and writer were at odds and the letters reflect their life together, as tempestuous, teasing and spontaneous as the many relationships found in Chekhov's stories and plays

This volume is a testimony to the deep, passionate, improbable love of Chekhov and Knipper which survived almost insurmountable obstacles

REVIEWS

"An extraordinary relationship and Benedetti does an extraordinary job in presenting it here" ~ Irish Times

"An illuminating and heartfelt volume . . . Benedetti's translations have a welcome contemporary flair and provide an enjoyable, romantic read" ~ Publishers Weekly

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