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Culture, Books <i>The Possessed</i>: Academia hasn't killed Elif Batuman's sense of humor

The Possessed: Academia hasn't killed Elif Batuman's sense of humor

The title of Elif Batuman's highly charming new book, she writes, is "borrowed from Dostoyevsky's weirdest novel, The Demons, formerly translated as The Possessed, which narrates the descent into madness of a circle of intellectuals in a remote Russian province:…
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