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Elina E. G. Journalism and Journalists in A. P. Chekhov’s Stories. News of Saratov University. New Series. Ser. Studies of Language and Literature. Journalism, 2020, vol. 20, iss. 4, pp. 440-447. DOI:


Journalism and Journalists in A. P. Chekhov’s Stories

In A. P. Chekhov’s prose such characters as journalists, reporters, news reporters, newspaper readers, and newspaper contributions themselves are introduced. The type of Chekhov’s reporter is studied, whose stereotypical behavior and character become a specialty of a kind. With the transition from comic stories to the ‘dull stories’ of the characters, with the enhancement of the underlying message, the reporters with their single-line depiction disappear from Chekhov’s works.


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