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Celebrity Chekhov

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Pub Date: 2010-10-05 Pages: 205 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US Q: What do Tiger. Paris. Lindsay. Alec. and Oprah have in common with the enduring characters of Anton Chekhov A: Love. loss. pride. yearning. heartbreak. renewal. transcendence: the very stuff of life The immortal stories of Anton Chekhov have long entranced readers with their insights into the universal truths of human behavior but youve never read them quite like this Former friends Nicole and..... Paris exchange prickly pleasantries in Tall and Short. Talk-show host Dave narrowly averts another potential domestic crisis in A Transgression. Reality star Kim shares her newfound notoriety with Khloe and Kourtney in Joy. In a witty. graceful. and revelatory feat of literary reinvention . acclaimed novelist and humorist Ben Greenman takes nineteen of Chekhovs greatest stories and recasts them with s...

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New Yorker editor and McSweeney's contributor Ben Greenman reshapes Russian literature's most celebrated stories around America's most popular pop culture icons, probing the deep complexities of Anton Chekov (not to mention those of Cruise or Kardashian). Thought-provoking and funny, these wryly re-imagined tales will be sure-fire favorites for every kind of reader, whether your favorite escapes are celebrity memoirs like L.A. Candy and The Truth about Diamonds, re-conceived classics like Wicked, literary parodies like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, or masterpieces of fiction from authors like Tolstoy, Pushkin and Chekhov himself.

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"Nothing short of brilliant. . . . you can plant it proudly on your bookshelf."--Daily Candy

"A high-concept experiment in surreal comedy, that's also an act of devotion regarding the persistent power of literature."--L Magazine

"Ben Greenman's "Celebrity Chekhov" might be the first literary mashup that actually adds to our understanding of the original work."--The Very Short List

A high-concept experiment in surreal comedy, that s also an act of devotion regarding the persistent power of literature. --L Magazine"

Nothing short of brilliant. . . . you can plant it proudly on your bookshelf. --Daily Candy"

Ben Greenman s "Celebrity Chekhov" might be the first literary mashup that actually adds to our understanding of the original work. --The Very Short List"

"Ben Greenman's Celebrity Chekhov might be the first literary mashup that actually adds to our understanding of the original work."--The Very Short List

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