Book: Batuman Elif «The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them»

The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

Серия: "-"

Roaming from Tashkent to San Francisco, this is the true story of one budding writer's strange encounters with the fanatics who are devoted - absurdly! melancholically! ecstatically! - to the Russian classics. Combining fresh readings of the great Russians from Gogol to Goncharov with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence, The Possessed introduces a brilliant and distinctive new voice: comic, humane, charming, poignant and completely, and unpretentiously, full of an infectious love for literature.

Издательство: "Granta Books" (2012)

Купить за 766 руб в My-shop

Look at other dictionaries:

  • The Original of Laura —   …   Wikipedia

  • The Death Gate Cycle — is a seven part series (heptalogy) of fantasy novels written by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman. The main conflict is between two powerful races, the Sartan and the Patryns, which branched off from humans following a nuclear/anti matter holocaust …   Wikipedia

  • Russian literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the Russian language, beginning with the Christianization of Kievan Rus in the late 10th century.       The unusual shape of Russian literary history has been the source of numerous… …   Universalium

  • List of The Adventures of Tintin characters — The Adventures of Tintin sports a vast array of secondary and tertiary characters. The supporting characters Hergé created for his series The Adventures of Tintin have been cited as far more developed than the central character, each imbued with… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Doctor Who universe creatures and aliens — This is a list of fictional creatures and aliens from the universe of the long running BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who, including Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures and K 9. It covers alien races and other fictional creatures,… …   Wikipedia

  • World of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen — The world of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman is a fictional universe created by Alan Moore in the comic book series The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen , where all of the characters and events from literature (and possibly the entirety of …   Wikipedia

  • Jack the Ripper suspects — The cover of the 21 September 1889 issue of Puck magazine, featuring cartoonist Tom Merry s depiction of the unidentified Whitechapel murderer Jack the Ripper. A series of murders that took place in the East End of London from August to November …   Wikipedia

  • Samarkand — Coordinates: 39°39′15″N 66°57′35″E / 39.65417°N 66.95972°E / 39.65417; 66.95972 …   Wikipedia

  • National Book Critics Circle Award — Awarded for the finest books and reviews published in English Presented by National Book Critics Circle Date March, annual …   Wikipedia

  • UNITED STATES LITERATURE — The Influence of the Bible and Hebrew Culture The Jewish influence on American literary expression predated the actual arrival of Jews in the United States in 1654, for the Puritan culture of New England was marked from the outset by a deep… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.