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1910702692
Hardback:The idiot / Elif Batuman.:2017 The idiot / Elif Batuman.
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Author: Batuman, Elif, 1977-
Publication year: 2017
Media class: Hardback
Category: Fiction
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2017.
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781910702697 (hbk.) :
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Paperback:The idiot:2018.
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Selin, a tall, highly strung Turkish-American from New Jersey turns up at Harvard and finds herself dangerously overwhelmed by the challenges and possibilities of adulthood. She studies linguistics and literature, teaches ESL and spends a lot of time thinking about what language - and languages - can and cannot do. Along the way she befriends Svetlana, a cosmopolitan Serb, and obsesses over Ivan, a mathematician from Hungary. The two conduct a hilarious relationship that culminates with Selin spending the summer teaching English in a Hungarian village and enduring a series of surprising excursions. Throughout her journeys, Selin ponders profound questions about how culture and language shape who we are, how difficult it is to be a failed writer, and how baffling love is.

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Author: Batuman, Elif, 1977- author.
Year 2018.
Language: English
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Paperback:The idiot:2018.
Author: Batuman, Elif, 1977- author.
Year 2018.
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Vintage,
Resource type: Physical
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Enjoyed this nice to read something that does not take itself too seriously.
17/09/18
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