Possessed, The: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Elif Batuman

Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Granta Books

Published: 5th Apr '18


A witty, brilliant treatise on reading Russian literature

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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.

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Weight 0.215 kg
Dimensions 18 × 129 × 198 mm
Page Count 304