Donald Rayfield, 20 February 1997
Show More Dear Writer, Dear Actress: The Love Letters of Anton Chekhov and Olga Knipper selected, translated and edited by Jean Benedetti.
Methuen, 202 pp., £16.99, November 1996, 0 413 70580 3Show More
“... emerges from the letters between her and Anton which have been chosen, translated and edited by Jean Benedetti, but can be even better inferred from the notes to the Collected Letters in Russian. It is beyond doubt that a benevolent conspiracy arose between Nemirovich-Danchenko and Stanislavsky to marry Knipper off to Chekhov and so secure his plays as ...”