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The possessed : adventures with Russian books and the people who read them

Author: Elif Batuman
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Literally and metaphorically following the footsteps of her favorite authors, Batuman searches for the answers to the big questions in the details of lived experience, combining fresh readings of the great Russians, from Pushkin to Platonov, with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence--including her own.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elif Batuman
ISBN: 9780374532185 0374532184
OCLC Number: 417444181
Description: 296 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Babel in California --
Summer in Samarkand --
Who killed Tolstoy? --
Summer in Samarkand (continued) --
The house of ice --
Summer in Samarkand (conclusion) --
The possessed.
Responsibility: Elif Batuman.

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Literally and metaphorically following the footsteps of her favorite authors, Batuman searches for the answers to the big questions in the details of lived experience, combining fresh readings of the great Russians, from Pushkin to Platonov, with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence--including her own.

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