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Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People who Read Them

By: Batuman, Elif

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 11/13/2013

Seller ID: 9780374532185

ISBN: 0374532184

Condition: USED


One of "The Economist"'s 2011 Books of the Year THE TRUE BUT UNLIKELY STORIES OF LIVES DEVOTED--ABSURDLY MELANCHOLICALLY BEAUTIFULLY --TO THE RUSSIAN CLASSICSNo one who read Elif Batuman's first article (in the journal "n+1") will ever forget it. "Babel in California" told the true story of various human destinies intersecting at Stanford University during a conference about the enigmatic writer Isaac Babel. Over the course of several pages, Batuman managed to misplace Babel's last living relatives at the San Francisco airport, uncover Babel's secret influence on the making of "King Kong... View more info