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  • The Anna Karenina Fix

  • Life Lessons from Russian Literature
  • By: Viv Groskop
  • Narrated by: Julia Knippen
  • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (15 ratings)

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The Anna Karenina Fix

By: Viv Groskop
Narrated by: Julia Knippen
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Publisher's summary

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

In The Anna Karenina Fix, a sort of literary self-help memoir, Groskop mines these and other works, as well as the lives of their celebrated creators and her own experiences as a student of Russian, to answer the question, "How should you live your life?" This is a charming and fiercely intelligent book, a love letter to Russian literature, and an exploration of the answers these writers found to life's questions.

©2018 Viv Groskop (P)2018 Abrams Press

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Worth Re-Reading and Beautiful Compilation of My Favorite Writers

I was a student in Kiev and Moscow and this book takes me down memory lane. I was s student of Philology and wrote my dissertation on One Day in The Life Of Ivan Denisovich. I have always felt that my soul is Slavic and I almost could feel like the author at times. This book was recommended to me by a Russian teacher and friend and I would recommend this to anyone who would like to eit