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Doctor Chekhov: A Study in Literature and Medicine

£8.99

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Doctor Chekhov, by John Coope. Cross Publishing, Isle of Wight, 1997. Hdbk. 159 pp.
Dust jackets intact. Spine slightly faded, otherwise almost good as new.

£8.99

A doctor writes about Chekhov's life with the sort of medical expertise that's usually lacking from other biographies; for as well as being a genius in both literary fields of short stories on the one hand and play-writing on the other, Chekhov was also a working doctor, with an up-to-date knowledge of the latest advances in medical science. He did sterling work in the enlightened treatment he prescribed for those many patients in the Russian countryside who fell victim to recurring outbreaks of cholera, for instance. He correctly diagnosed his own tuberculosis: the disease that finally did for him. (Amongst many other excellent black-and-white photographic illustrations, there is one particularly harrowing and memorable image of the writer on his death-bed.)

But Dr Coope doesn't shun any opportunity to comment on Chekhov's work as writer either: hence the book's subtitle, 'A Study in Literature and Medicine'.

A genuinely quirky and original commentary on the work of one of the very greatest Russian authors.

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Author(s):
John Coope
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1873295219
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
Cross Publishing

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Doctor Chekhov, by John Coope. Cross Publishing, Isle of Wight, 1997. Hdbk. 159 pp.
Dust jackets intact. Spine slightly faded, otherwise almost good as new.

£8.99

A doctor writes about Chekhov's life with the sort of medical expertise that's usually lacking from other biographies; for as well as being a genius in both literary fields of short stories on the one hand and play-writing on the other, Chekhov was also a working doctor, with an up-to-date knowledge of the latest advances in medical science. He did sterling work in the enlightened treatment he prescribed for those many patients in the Russian countryside who fell victim to recurring outbreaks of cholera, for instance. He correctly diagnosed his own tuberculosis: the disease that finally did for him. (Amongst many other excellent black-and-white photographic illustrations, there is one particularly harrowing and memorable image of the writer on his death-bed.)

But Dr Coope doesn't shun any opportunity to comment on Chekhov's work as writer either: hence the book's subtitle, 'A Study in Literature and Medicine'.

A genuinely quirky and original commentary on the work of one of the very greatest Russian authors.

Author(s):
John Coope
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1873295219
Number of pages:
159
Publisher:
Cross Publishing

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