The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them (Paperback)Elif Batuman (author)
Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 05/04/2018
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The true story of one woman's intellectual and sentimental education and her strange encounters with others devoted - absurdly, melancholically, ecstatically - to the Russian classics Roaming from Tashkent to San Francisco, this is the true story of one budding writer's strange encounters with the fanatics who are devoted - absurdly! melancholically! ecstatically! - to the Russian classics. Combining fresh readings of the great Russians from Gogol to Goncharov with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence, The Possessed introduces a brilliant and distinctive new voice: comic, humane, charming, poignant and completely, and unpretentiously, full of an infectious love for literature.
Publisher: Granta Books
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 215 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 18 mm
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