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The Possessed

Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

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The Possessed by Elif Batuman
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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.

Author Biography

Elif Batuman has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2010. The recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and a Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humour, she also holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University. Her novel, The Idiot, was published in 2017.
Release date NZ
April 5th, 2018
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Pages
304
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Granta Books
Dimensions
129x198x18
ISBN-13
9781783784516
Product ID
26878039

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