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The Possessed

Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Elif Batuman

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.


Other Granta Books published this month

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Elisabeth’s Lists

Hardbacks & Originals

Lulah Ellender


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Asymmetry

Lisa Halliday


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Corvus

Paperback

Esther Woolfson


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The Radetzky March

Joseph Roth


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To Be a Machine

Mark O'Connell


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One of the Boys

Daniel Magariel



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