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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 Russian literature across the globe and several centuries. This is a deeply funny, fiercely intelligent portrait of the not-always-rational pursuit of knowledge. Though Batuman lavishes attention on the specifics of her passion-and may indeed inspire you to spend the rest of this season holed up with a thick Russian novel-her book is really about the process of learning itself ...

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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
2018, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781783784516

Paperback

The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
2012, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847083142

Paperback

The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
2011, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781847083135

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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
2010, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374532185

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