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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.
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.
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.
This was a good book to get me reading Chekhov, as if for the first time, as an adult (see Richard Ford's introduction to "Essential Tales of Chekhov : Edited By Richard Ford"). Read morePublished on September 16, 2011 by Amazon Customer
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I read this book last night in about 2 hours. It was so fun and witty. Until today, I had no idea who Chekhov was. Read more