Chekov’s trace in William Boyd’s work.



Here is explored Chekhov’s role and Russian motives in the works of Anglo-Scottish writer William Boyd (born 1959). Chekhov was for Boyd a genius writer, who revolutionized literature by the end of the nineteenth century, changed its worldview and aesthetic paradigm, and as a result (in Boyd’s opinion) the modern British prose «came out of Chekhov».


English prose of twentieth and tweenty-first centuries; William Boyd; Chekhov; Russian motives; modernism; postmodernism.

DOI: 10.31249/lit/2021.04.02

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