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Elif Batuman
Like Dostoevsky, I wrote books called THE IDIOT + THE POSSESSED. Mine are shorter. // :
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Elif Batuman Mar 26
I had forgotten that the murderer in “The Kreutzer Sonata” is basically like “
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Elif Batuman Mar 26
Edith Wharton’s copy of Anna Karenina: she underlined the parts about Karenin’s ears
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Elif Batuman Mar 26
Oh just my giant floating head at ’s photo exhibit at the Dostoevsky Museum in St. Petersburg:
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Elif Batuman Mar 15
hardboiled via Elliott Chaze
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Elif Batuman Mar 13
I've been thinking about this a lot lately, esp "how does the break from parents' national history change children's political engagement" (asking for a friend) Thread:
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Elif Batuman Mar 11
Camped out feet away from the bed where Edith Wharton wrote The House of Mirth <3
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Elif Batuman Mar 11
Grazie mille !!!
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Elif Batuman Mar 10
got in a "who's on first loop" for like 8 minutes w a supermarket checker who was like "is that a meyer lemon" + I just kept saying "yes that's my lemon"
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Elif Batuman Mar 10
Will Hollywood ever be brave enough to celebrate my full-bodied love for a half-fish half-artichoke? Doubtful.
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Elif Batuman Mar 10
Some of the biggest baguettes out there belong to Idiot readers 🥖
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Elif Batuman Mar 10
Replying to @vtriay
Thank you for everything! That is a beautiful ring!
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Elif Batuman Mar 9
Omg this list!!! This is such an honor, - thank you!
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Elif Batuman Mar 5
Replying to @BananaKarenina
Where is my pipe fox?
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Elif Batuman Mar 5
1. I really dug this story "Missing" by Hiromi Kawakami. 2. Additionally, it made me really want a "pipe fox." 3. "Pipe foxes" are a thing. (Hiromi Kawakami: ; Pipe foxes: )
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Elif Batuman Mar 5
Replying to @agreer @NewDirections
the structure is amazing & so efficient !! Like some kind of crazy secret coral formation! Rereading to see how she did it.
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Elif Batuman Mar 4
Holy smokes this reissued 1983 novel is so good! + so similar to "Shape of Water"! Guess there is something archetypal about Cold War-era passion of US woman for big-eyed tortured music-loving Latin American frogman.
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Elif Batuman Mar 2
Replying to @LaraFeigel
All I want to do is read the rest!!
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Elif Batuman Mar 2
and the award for most trenchant hotel elevator goes to the Chicago Loews
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Elif Batuman Mar 2
Just devoured the first 50+ pp of 's new memoir about Doris Lessing + it's basically the Applied Golden Notebook 2018 edition.
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Elif Batuman Mar 2
Replying to @Johaaaaaannes @Powells
Thank u for coming!
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