Back on February 8th, New Creation highlighted a piece in The Chronicle of Higher Education by Elif Bautman (Between Art & Criticism) that offered a window into her upcoming book The Possessed, which tells the true tale of her improbable and fascinating journey through graduate school studying Russian language and literature. Read an excerpt of the euphoric New York Times review of Bautman's recently released book below, or follow this link to read it in full.
Sasha: “How are you doing?”
Anton: “Don’t even ask.”
Sasha: “What’s that you’re reading?”
Sasha: “That’s why you’re upset.”
Anton: “Thanks for the information.”
Like Sasha and Anton, you and your fellow Russian students are moody, intense and ill clad. Yet for those whom the Russia bug bites, it can set off a passion more tumultuous and enduring than any French infatuation.