Celebrity Chekhov [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 you've never read them quite like this.
  • Former friends Nicole and ...
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Celebrity Chekhov

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Overview

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 you've 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 Chekhov's greatest stories and recasts them with some of the best-known luminaries of our time—with eye-opening, and oddly ennobling, results.

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Editorial Reviews

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."
L Magazine
"A high-concept experiment in surreal comedy, that’s also an act of devotion regarding the persistent power of literature."
Daily Candy
"Nothing short of brilliant. . . . you can plant it proudly on your bookshelf."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062020840
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/5/2010
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 744,410
  • File size: 855 KB

Meet the Author

Ben Greenman

Ben Greenman is an editor at The New Yorker. He is the author of the story collections What He's Poised to Do; Superbad; and A Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both: Stories About Human Love, and the novels Superworse and Please Step Back. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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  • Posted August 21, 2011

    Odd.

    Some of the stories seemed like a good fit. Others seemed like the author simply inserted a famous name for the hell of it. That said, it was a quick and entertaining read. Anyone who has a penchant for devouring posts in Perez Hilton will enjoy it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2012

    Hunting!!

    As you continue on your fun journey, you notice that the snow is falling a bit harder. You see an object flitt through the snow. It's a tiny deer. Followed closely behind is a snowshoe rabbit. Hunt animals here, and add your bountiful catches to the refreshment tables!

    ~€loudstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2014

    PHOTOSHOOT

    For models.

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    Posted April 6, 2011

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