The Anna Karenina Fix : Life Lessons from Russian Literature, Hardback Book

The Anna Karenina Fix : Life Lessons from Russian Literature Hardback

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'A passionate, hilarious, joyful love letter to Russian literature' Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph'A delightful primer and companion to all the authors you are ashamed to admit you haven't read' The TimesViv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature.

As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina) to being in love with someone who doesn't love you back enough (A Month in the Country by Turgenev) or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work).

This is a literary self-help memoir, with examples from the author's own life that reflect the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace. ***A SPECTATOR Book of the Year******An OBSERVER Book of the Year******A TIMES Book of the Year***

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780241308639

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