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The idiot, Elif Batuman

Label
The idiot
Title
The idiot
Statement of responsibility
Elif Batuman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. At once clever and clueless, Batuman's heroine shows us with perfect hilarity and soulful inquisitiveness just how messy it can be to forge a self
Summary
Embarking on her freshman year at Harvard in the early tech days of the 1990s, a young artist and daughter of Turkish immigrants begins a correspondence with an older mathematics student from Hungary while struggling with her changing sense of self, first love and a daunting career prospect
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2017
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10554456
Cataloging source
NWPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Batuman, Elif
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
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  • Women college students
  • Turkish Americans
  • Identity (Psychology)
Target audience
adult
Label
The idiot, Elif Batuman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059799678
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781910702703
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959034333
Label
The idiot, Elif Batuman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059799678
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
422 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781910702703
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959034333

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