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Title:The Idiot
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Penguin Press
ISBN:1594205612
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Number of Pages:423
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Literary fiction, Novels, Contemporary

The Idiot by Elif Batuman

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Idiot A portrait of the artist as a young woman A novel about not just discovering but inventing oneself b .

The year is and email is new Selin the daughter of Turkish immigrants arrives for her freshman year at Harvard She signs up for classes in subjects she has never heard of befriends her charismatic and worldly Serbian classmate Svetlana and almost by accident begins corresponding with Ivan an older mathematics student from Hungary Selin may have barely spoken to Ivan but with each email they exchange the act of writing seems to take on new and increasingly mysterious meanings .

At the end of the school year Ivan goes to Budapest for the summer and Selin heads to the Hungarian countryside to teach English in a program run by one of Ivan s friends On the way she spends two weeks visiting Paris with Svetlana Selin s summer in Europe does not resonate with anything she has previously heard about the typical experiences of American college students or indeed of any other kinds of people For Selin this is a journey further inside herself a coming to grips with the ineffable and exhilarating confusion of first love and with the growing consciousness that she is doomed to become a write