The Possessed by Elif Batuman

"The Possessed" is a compelling narrative that combines memoir, criticism, and travel writing to explore the author's deep fascination with Russian literature. Through her experiences as a graduate student at Stanford, her travels to Turkey, Russia, and Uzbekistan, and her encounters with other scholars, the author delves into the works of great Russian authors such as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Chekhov, while also reflecting on the nature of literature, identity, and the human condition.

The 5869th greatest book of all time


Published
2010
Nationality
Turkish
Type
Fiction
Pages
336
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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