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Celebrity Chekhov

Celebrity Chekhov

Written by Ben Greenman

Narrated by Kathleen McInerney and Jeff Woodman


Celebrity Chekhov

Written by Ben Greenman

Narrated by Kathleen McInerney and Jeff Woodman

ratings:
3.5/5 (3 ratings)
Length:
4 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Oct 5, 2010
ISBN:
9780062007018
Format:
Audiobook

Description

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.

Publisher:
Released:
Oct 5, 2010
ISBN:
9780062007018
Format:
Audiobook

About 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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  • (1/5)
    Boring and gimmicky
  • (5/5)
    f you think Anton Chekhov's writing would be too staid, too removed from modern life to be worthwhile then Celebrity Chekhov is an inventive (and very amusing) retelling of some of Chekhov's most famous stories, recast with celebrities. Greenman does an excellent job fitting personalities to stories, making Chekhov accessible to new readers and treating old fans to a new prism through which to view his works. Great fun. Guest stars include: Paris Hilton, David Letterman, Tiger Woods and Jack Nicholson.