Literature

The Anna Karenina Fix

Sun 26 Nov / Quarterhouse

Award-winning comedian and author Viv Groskop has discovered the meaning of life in Russian literature. As she knows from personal experience, everything that has ever happened in life has already happened in these novels: from not being sure what to do with your life (Anna Karenina)or being socially anxious about your appearance (all of Chekhov's work). She will tell us how her own life reflects the lessons of literature, only in a much less poetic way than Tolstoy probably intended, and with an emphasis on being excessively paranoid about having an emerging moustache on your upper lip, just like Natasha in War and Peace.

Viv Groskop is an award-winning comedian (Say Thank You to the Lady and Be More Margot), a crack interviewer (most recently seen on Graham Norton's UK-wide book tour), and an agony aunt for The Pool. She is the author of I Laughed, I Cried, and a regular contributor to the Guardian,Observer and Mail on Sunday, as well as Front Row, Woman's Hour and Newsnight.

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