Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Russian Author/Writer (aged He is mainly known for his short stories and several plays but his stream of consciousness writing was his inventive way of writing copied by James Joyce and other famous English and American writers.
Anton Chekhov was a Russian physician who also wrote plays and short stories. By the time he died, he was considered second only to Tolstoy when it came to famous Russian writers. He once said: "Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress.
Anton Chekhov with Leo Tolstoy, 1900 two great authors, I met Leo Tolstoy's grand son one night and he told me how his grandfather was a rounder and hung out with gypsies and prostitutes when he was younger.