Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them (Paperback)

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The joy of this book is that it can't easily be described. The title and the quirky cover graphics provide a small hint of the treasures enclosed, but truly, The Possessed is unexpectedly rewarding from beginning to end. Memoir, travel, literary and cultural criticism, philosophy; it all sounds rather dry. But the essays are witty and insightful, and animated with a combination of pathos, absurdity, and delight that is reminiscent of great Russian Literature.

— Sara, Atlanta



Product Details
ISBN: 9781847083142
Publisher: Granta
Publication Date: April 2012