Letters of Anton Chekhov, by Anton Chekhov

To A. S. Suvorin.

MOSCOW, February 21, 1886.

. . . Thank you for the flattering things you say about my work and for having published my story so soon. You can judge yourself how refreshing, even inspiring, the kind attention of an experienced and gifted writer like yourself has been to me.

I agree with what you say about the end of my story which you have cut out; thank you for the helpful advice. I have been writing for the last six years, but you are the first person who has taken the trouble to advise and explain.

. . . I do not write very much — not more than two or three short stories weekly.


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