ANTON CHEKHOV (1860-1904) is regarded as one of the world's modern masters of both the play and the short story. PETER CONSTANTINE's recent translations include The Essential Writings of Rousseau (Modern Library), The Essential Writings of Machiavelli (Modern Library), Sophocles' Theban Trilogy (Barnes and Noble Classics), and works by Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Voltaire. His translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel for W. W. Norton received the Koret Jewish Literature Award and a National Jewish Book Award citation. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow, and was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann. He co-edited A Century of Greek Poetry- 1900-2000, and the anthology The Greek Poets- Homer to the Present, which W. W. Norton published in 2010. He is currently a fellow in Greek/Classics at Columbia.