A.P.Chekhov (1860-1904). To the 150th birth anniversary.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov 1860 – 15 July [O.S. 2 July] 1904 was a Russian short-story writer, playwright and physician, considered to be one of the greatest short-story writers in the history of world literature. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics.Chekhov practised as a doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."