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The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature
The Anna Karenina Fix: Life Lessons from Russian Literature | Viv Groskop
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Suelizbeth
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What‘s better than a book about books? A laugh out loud book about books, particularly Russian books. And Russian authors. Viv Groskop brings these eleven books and authors to life and gives me a renewed belief that I CAN read War and Peace. Informative and scholarly without being pedantic. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Texreader Excellent review!! Stacked! 3mo
Suelizbeth @Texreader Thank you! 📚❤️ 3mo
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ReadingEnvy
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Each chapter focuses on a work of Russian literature, mostly novels but a play and poetry collection or two sneak in as well. The author writes about her own life and experience with Russia, and I honestly skipped it sometimes to focus on the literary commentary. ↘️

ReadingEnvy She has done her research but the tone is very approachable, not didactic at all, and she breaks down many works or literature into why they matter to Russian lit, what readers can expect/obtain, major themes, and sometimes interesting connections to each other. ↘️ 5mo
ReadingEnvy I liked reading the chapters about novels I'd already read - Anna Karenina, The Master and Margarita, etc - but also found encouragement in the chapters on the novels I'm not sure about. They feel less daunting now. 5mo
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Librarybelle
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Do you look for helpful lessons from Russian literature? No? Maybe you should?!?! I‘m so interested in reading this one, as Groskop touches on handling situations like Inner Conflict or Unrequited Love by reading Russian literature. #WonderfulLife #RedRoseSeptember

Blaire I‘m intrigued. 3y
arlenefinnigan I've never read any Russian literature. I attempted The Brothers Karamazov and gave up after 3 months. 3y
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AnneCecilie I want to read this one too. I also want to read more Russian Literature, I‘ve only read “Anna Karenina” and “The Master and Margarita”. 3y
Librarybelle @Blaire It has to be fun! 3y
Librarybelle @Cinfhen ❤️❤️❤️ 3y
Librarybelle @arlenefinnigan Yeah - the Russian authors loved using words! 3y
Librarybelle @AnneCecilie I have several titles in my library. I‘m still making my way through War and Peace. I‘ve read Anna Karenina and works by Pushkin. Others, I‘ve sampled through school over the years. 3y
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SailorMoon This must be a good one!!! 🌙 3y
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kathleenaflynn
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Was crying with suppressed laughter reading this on the subway.

Laura317 Just the info on the book gave me a giggle. 😂 (edited) 4y
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Lissa00
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“‘No one has had a chance to read the book, but it‘s essential contents are already known,‘ said Brezhnev. He could have had a great time writing Amazon reviews.”

Or Goodreads😂😂