The Idiot
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The Idiot

Nominiert: The London Magazine and Collyer Bristow Book of the Year Prize 2018, Nominiert: Women's Prize for Fiction 2018
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ISBN-13:
9780099583172
Einband:
B-format paperback
Seiten:
432
Autor:
Elif Batuman
Gewicht:
298 g
Format:
198x129x27 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Elif Batuman has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2010. She is the author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them. The recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award, a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award, and a Paris Review Terry Southern Prize for Humor, she also holds a PhD in comparative literature from Stanford University.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION 2018
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, 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.

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.
The ingenious, hilarious new novel from award-winning writer Elif Batuman - 'It's a novel about being young and stupid that's both wise and clever - and it's a treat' Evening Standard

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