Celebrity Chekhov

Celebrity Chekhov

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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. "show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 205 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 181.44g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061990493
  • 9780061990496
  • 1,821,677

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