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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.
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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 either begin reading the works of these magnificent writers or for those like me who have read these books and are about to re read them.
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