Celebrity Chekhov: Stories by Anton Chekhov

Paperback | October 5, 2010

byBen 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 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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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 favo...

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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 . . ....

Ben Greenman is an editor atThe New Yorker. He is the author of the story collectionsWhat He's Poised to Do;Superbad; andA Circle Is a Balloon and Compass Both: Stories About Human Love, and the novelsSuperworseandPlease Step Back. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:October 5, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061990493

ISBN - 13:9780061990496

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“Ben Greenman’s Celebrity Chekhov might be the first literary mashup that actually adds to our understanding of the original work.”