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The Anna Karenina Fix

Author : Viv Groskop
ISBN : 9780241981269
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'Wonderfully entertaining, hilarious. Contains the distilled wisdom of some of the greatest writers who ever lived' Allison Pearson, Sunday Telegraph What should I do with my life? What if my love is not returned? Why do bad things happen? The answers to some of life's biggest questions are found not in trite self-help manuals but in the tough-love lessons explored in Russian literature. Here, Viv Groskop delves into the novels of history's deepest thinkers to discover enduring truths about how we should live. Whether you're new to the Russian classics or returning to old favourites, The Anna Karenina Fix will help salve your heartache by exploring the torments of a host of famous and infamous literary heroes and heroines. Think of it like this: they have suffered so that you don't have to . . . 'Enchanting. Groskop falls in love with the literature, her impressive knowledge of which she conveys with a charmingly breezy tone' Observer 'A beguiling tasting menu of some of the finest reading experiences of my life. Witty, likeable, and lighthearted, Viv Groskop invites us to embrace the work of these august Russian dead souls as belonging to us all' Lionel Shriver
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Master And Margarita

Author : Mikhail Bulgakov
ISBN : 9781509823307
Genre : Fiction
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With an introduction by the writer and critic Viv Groskop. In this imaginative extravaganza the devil, disguised as a magician, descends upon Moscow, along with a talking cat and an expert assassin. This riotous band succeed in fooling an entire population of people who persistently deny the devil’s existence, even as they are confronted with the diabolic results of a magic act gone wrong. The devil’s project soon becomes involved with The Master, a man who has turned his back on his former life and sought sanctuary in a lunatic asylum, and his former lover, Margarita. A literary sensation from its first publication, The Master and Margarita has been translated into more than twenty languages. Mikhail Bulgakov’s novel is now considered one of the seminal works of twentieth-century Russian literature. By turns acidly satiric, fantastic and ironically philosophical, this story constantly surprises and entertains.
Category: Fiction

The Anna Karenina Companion Includes Complete Text Study Guide Biography And Character Index

Author : Leo Tolstoy
ISBN : 9781621072287
Genre : Fiction
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Anna Karenina is epic in every way. If you are struggling to remember key characters, plots or settings, BookCaps can help! This comprehensive companion to Tolstoy's novel includes chapter summaries for the 200+ chapters, informative snapshots of all major and secondary characters (with first name pronunciation to help with complicated Russian names), and historical context about the novel. This edition also includes the full text of the novel. Get ready for the movie by revisiting this timeless classic! BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.
Category: Fiction

Au Revoir Tristesse

Author : Viv Groskop
ISBN : 9781683357971
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A lighthearted look at how to bring more humor, happiness, and joie de vivre into our lives through French literature Like many people the world over, Viv Groskop wishes she was a little more French. A writer, comedian, and journalist, Groskop studied the language obsessively starting at age 11, and spent every vacation in France, desperate to escape her Englishness and to have some French chic rub off on her. In Au Revoir, Tristesse, Groskop mixes literary history and memoir to explore how the classics of French literature can infuse our lives with joie de vivre and teach us how to say goodbye to sadness. From the frothy hedonism of Colette and the wit of Cyrano de Bergerac to the intoxicating universe of Marguerite Duras and the heady passions of Les Liaisons dangereuses, this is a love letter to great French writers. With chapters on Marcel Proust, Victor Hugo, Gustave Flaubert, Stendhal, Honoré de Balzac, Albert Camus, and of course Françoise Sagan, this is a delectable read for book lovers everywhere.
Category: Literary Criticism

Black Sea

Author : Caroline Eden
ISBN : 9781787132931
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 64.94 MB
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''The next best thing to actually travelling with Caroline Eden – a warm, erudite and greedy guide – is to read her. This is my kind of book.' Diana Henry 'A wonderfully inspiring book about a magical part of the world' Viv Groskop, author of The Anna Karenina Fix 'Part travelogue, part recipe book, this is a love letter to "the sea that welcomes strangers", soaked in colour, history, myth and the flavours of many cultures.' Nick Hunt author of Where the Wild Winds Are This is the tale of a journey between three great cities – Odessa, built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon. With a nose for a good recipe and an ear for an extraordinary story, Caroline Eden travels from Odessa to Bessarabia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey's Black Sea region, exploring interconnecting culinary cultures. From the Jewish table of Odessa, to meeting the last fisherwoman of Bulgaria and charting the legacies of the White Russian émigrés in Istanbul, Caroline gives readers a unique insight into a part of the world that is both shaded by darkness and illuminated by light. Meticulously researched and documenting unprecedented meetings with remarkable individuals, Black Sea is like no other piece of travel writing. Packed with rich photography and sumptuous food, this biography of a region, its people and its recipes truly breaks new ground.
Category: Cooking

Anna Karenina

Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
ISBN : 9781610252102
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Anna Karenina

Author : Leo Nickolayevich Tolstoy
ISBN : 9781427048431
Genre : Fiction
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Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina (1877) a pinnacle of realist fiction. Taking place in nineteenth-century Russian aristocratic society, it is the story of the sensuous and rebellious Anna Karenina and her love affair with the dashing Count Vronsky. Tolstoy criticizes and condemns the social values that demanded hypocrisy and falseness and that created individuals with inner conflicts and weaknesses.
Category: Fiction

Anna Karenina

Author : Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
ISBN : 9781775412045
Genre : Fiction
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"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way," writes Tolstoy in his literary masterpiece Anna Karenina. Commonly regarded as one of the greatest realist novels ever written, Tolstoy himself saw it as his first true novel. The novel was not well received by critics when first published, but Tolstoy's fellow Russian greats all considered it a great work of art.
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Anna Karenina

Author : Leo Tolstoy
ISBN : 9781613102961
Genre : Adultery
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Anna Karenina Movie Tie In Edition

Author : Leo Tolstoy
ISBN : 9780345803931
Genre : Fiction
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The official movie tie-in to the major motion picture starring Keira Knightly, Jude Law, Emily Watson, and Aaron Johnson, directed by Joe Wright. This ebook edition also includes the screenplay by Tom Stoppard. Leo Tolstoy’s classic story of doomed love is one of the most admired novels in world literature. Generations of readers have been enthralled by his magnificent heroine, the unhappily married Anna Karenina, and her tragic affair with dashing Count Vronsky. In their world frivolous liaisons are commonplace, but Anna and Vronsky’s consuming passion makes them a target for scorn and leads to Anna’s increasing isolation. The heartbreaking trajectory of their relationship contrasts sharply with the colorful swirl of friends and family members who surround them, especially the newlyweds Kitty and Levin, who forge a touching bond as they struggle to make a life together. Anna Karenina is a masterpiece not only because of the unforgettable woman at its core and the stark drama of her fate, but also because it explores and illuminates the deepest questions about how to live a fulfilled life. Translated by Louise and Aylmer Maude
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