Celebrity Chekhov

Celebrity Chekhov

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by Ben Greenman
     
 

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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

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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.

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."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062020840
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/05/2010
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HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
881 KB

Meet the Author

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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Celebrity Chekhov: Stories by Anton Chekhov 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
RunningWithScalpels More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For models.