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Anton Chekov was known for his ability to create parodies, including the character of Trigorin--an outrageous self-parody. His works are examined in this volume with numerous critical essays on The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, The Three Sisters, and The Cherry Orchard. A part of our Bloom's Major Dramatists series, this volume is designed to present biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on the playwright's best-known works. This series is edited by Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities, Yale University; Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Professor of English, New York University Graduate School; preeminent literary critic of our time. Titles present the most important 20th-century criticism on major works from The Odyssey through modern literature reflecting a variety of schools of criticism. Texts also contain critical biographies, notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, an index, and an introductory essay by Bloom.