Discussion → Chekhov & Carver

  • Andrew Kenneally
    Apr 07, 04:43am

    The book of Chekhov short stories I am dipping into contains the high recommendation at the back by Raymond Carver that Chekhov is "the greatest short story writer who has ever lived", thus helpfully distinguishing Chekhov from all the great short story writers who haven't ever lived.

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    Kane X. Faucher
    Apr 15, 12:50pm

    You have got to love the promotionally based superlatives. To take all such blurbs as literally true, we'd most likely find ourselves in a hopeless recursive loop of contradictions. One wonders if Carver freely admits it is his opinion, and not a decree issued from on high!

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