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ISBN: 0374532184 / ISBN-13: 9780374532185

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

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In her brilliant first book Elif Batuman takes the reader on a journey both literary and physical as she traces the evolution of her fascination with ... Show synopsis

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  • The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them (Farrar Straus Giroux) – Trade paperback (2010)
    by Elif Batuman

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

    Trade paperback, Farrar Straus Giroux
    2010
    English
    296 pages

    ISBN: 0374532184
    ISBN-13: 9780374532185

    Batuman searches for the answers to the big questions in the details of lived experience, combining fresh readings of the great Russians with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence--including her own.

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kwilby

A sense of the absurd:

by kwilby on Apr 8, 2010

Batuman shares this with the big D. She's a very funny woman and a good writer. She doesn't seem to think much of contemporary fiction and in that sense seems a bit blindered, but I look forward to seeing what she does next.

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