Celebrity Chekhov

Celebrity Chekhov


By (author) Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Translated by Constance Garnett, Adapted by Ben Greenman

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  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 205 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 13mm | 172g
  • Publication date: 5 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0061990493
  • ISBN 13: 9780061990496
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,590,237

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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 . . . 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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