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The Resource The idiot, Elif Batuman

The idiot, Elif Batuman

Label
The idiot
Title
The idiot
Statement of responsibility
Elif Batuman
Creator
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
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Batuman, Elif
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Label
The idiot, Elif Batuman
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Penguin Press, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099583172
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780099583172
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The idiot, Elif Batuman
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York: Penguin Press, 2017
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099583172
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
422 pages
Isbn
9780099583172
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

Subject

Genre

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