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The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them Hardcover – 7 April 2011

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Praise for "The Possessed" "In her comic, poignant, beguiling book, Batuman succeeds marvelously in illuminating her version of love." -Reese Kwon, "Virginia"" Quarterly Review ""At every step along the way, Batuman's observations are wonderfully vivid." -Julia Keller, "Chicago"" Tribune ""Odd and oddly profound . . . Among the charms of Ms. Batuman's prose is her fond, funny way of describing the people around her . . . Perhaps Ms. Batuman's best quality as a writer though-beyond her calm, lapidary prose-is the winsome and infectious delight she feels in the presence of literary genius and beauty. She's the kind of reader who sends you back to your bookshelves with a sublime buzz in your head. You want to feel what she's feeling." -Dwight Garner, "The New York Times Book Review ""It's not surprising that some people never get over these books, and Batuman, for

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Elif Batuman was born in New York City and grew up in New Jersey. She now lives in Twin Peaks, San Francisco (near the radio tower). Her writing has been published in the New Yorker, n+1, Harper's, LRB and the Guardian. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer's Award. This is her first book.

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  • Publisher : Faber (7 April 2011)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 298 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1847083137
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1847083135
  • Item Weight : 431 g
  • Dimensions : 21.59 x 13.72 x 2.79 cm
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