Year of publication: 2010
Keywords: General Literary Criticism Russian & Former Soviet Union Russian literature
The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
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ELIF BATUMAN The Possessed ELIF BATUMAN was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. She now lives in San Francisco. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award. She teaches at Stanford University. The Possessed The Possessed ADVENTURES WITH RUSSIAN BOOKSAND THE PEOPLE WHO READ THEMElif BatumanFARRAR, STRAUS AND GIROUX NEW YORK Farrar, Straus and Giroux18 West 18th Street, New York 10011 Copyright © 2010 by Elif BatumanAll rights reservedDistributed in Canada by D&M Publishers, Inc.Printed in the United States of AmericaFirst edition, 2010Some of these essays have appeared, in slightly different form, in Harper’s Magazine, n+1, and The New Yorker. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Batuman, Elif, 1977– The possessed : adventures with Russian books and the people who read them / Elif Batuman.—1st ed. p. cm. ISBN 978-0-374-53218-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. Russian literature—Appreciation. I. Title. PG2986 .B33...