The Anna Karenina Fix

Author: Viv Groskop

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0241981263

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 3328


'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

Au Revoir, Tristesse

Author: Viv Groskop

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683357973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

View: 1588


“Groskop skillfully juggles memoir, biography, philosophy, and literary criticism to create a delightful tour through some of French literature’s greats.” —Madeline Miller, New York Times–bestselling author 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. “Ms. Groskop is a skilled raconteuse who brings people—and the page—to life. She writes with a self-deprecating appreciation of the Frenchman or -woman manqué(e) that lurks in us all. You don’t have to be a savant to enjoy this book . . . Au Revoir, Tristesse will make a witty, seductive companion.” —The Wall Street Journal “Groskop’s combination of her own memories, what the novels meant to her at different stages in her life, her description of the authors, along with her description of the novels, will have readers eagerly turning the book’s pages.” —Forbes

Anna Karénina

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adultery

Page: 769

View: 9972


Anna Karenina

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adultery

Page: 950

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Anna Karénina

Author: graf Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Karenina, Anna (Fictitious character)

Page: 773

View: 3572


The story of a harmless flirtation that gradually develops into a destructive passion: the love affair between Anna Karenina and Count Vronsky. Anna turns to Vronsky, a dashing military man, as a refuge from her passionless marriage to a pompous, chilly bureaucrat--a move that results in social ostracization, the loss of her position in the world, and the relentless self-doubt that destroys her confidence and leads to her sad end.

Aloysha the Pot

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061920649

Category: Fiction

Page: 100

View: 8765


Russian writer Leo Tolstoy is probably best known to the Western world for his epic novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, but during his long lifetime Tolstoy wrote numerous shorter works to fill many volumes. Included here are two of his finest short novels—Family Happiness and Master and the Man—and one short story, "Alyosha the Pot."

Anna Karenina

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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