Chekhov genre experiments within the story


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Abstract

In the article the genre constituent of short stories by Chekhov is investigated, it is proved that the writer deliberately uses flexible, syncretical, concise genre capable under the old form to include new content. This «new» becomes anecdote that increases its popularity in the late XIX – early XX century. Some of the distinctive features of an anecdote as a genre on the historical background and on the basis of early stories of Chekhov are identified.

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S. O. Uzhegova

Chelyabinsk State Pedagogical University

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Email: morenovsv@ssau.ru
ORCID iD: 0000-0002-1825-0097

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