"He's like a character from Chekov"
Anton Chekhov
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Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) was a Russian short story writer and playwright.

Amongst his best known plays are Uncle Vanya (1899/1900) and Three Sisters (1899-1900).

His very many short stories include: The Bet (1889), The Black Monk (1894) and The Lady with the Dog (1899).

Julia may have many ideas in mind when she describes her brother as like a character from Chekov. However, describing a character as Chekhovian generally implies that they are introspective, uncommunicative, frustrated or disillusioned.