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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 18h
Replying to @BananaKarenina
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Elif Batuman 18h
So excited to talk to my oldest childhood friend Dara Horn about her fantastic new novel ETERNAL LIFE, 7:30 this Thurs at ! We were already writing little books together in the mid-80s.
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Cheish Jan 21
My new thing is finding birds that look like they are twice divorced
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Elif Batuman Jan 18
Replying to @LeoJCarey @DamienKempf
I know I read Tomcat Murr in grad school but I think I traumatically blocked it...
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Elif Batuman Jan 18
This whole (1906) novel from the POV of a cat is amazing, esp the pages where the cat unwillingly eats a New Year rice cake that sticks his teeth together
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Elif Batuman Jan 18
If you ever had the problem of not enough Pushkin fairytale illustrations, you no longer have that problem now
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Elif Batuman Jan 13
Replying to @cswestmark
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Elif Batuman Jan 12
Thank you Elias Altman for writing this.
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Elif Batuman Jan 12
Replying to @SamG108 @TanDaoKungFu
Hi Sam! Thanks for reading!
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Elif Batuman Jan 12
Ai Weiwei read something I wrote about bison, turning my day into a work of conceptual art
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Elif Batuman Jan 12
I was so moved by this <2-min. video art of Katharine Hepburn reciting the same line about calla lilies over like 40 years:
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Elif Batuman Jan 4
Slow clap, Japanese language
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Elif Batuman Jan 4
Thank you to Misha, the kind reader who made me these incredible reversible Chekhov-Gogol Pushkin-Tolstoy Soviet postage stamp earrings
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Elif Batuman Jan 4
Thank you to Greta Gerwig
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Elif Batuman Jan 4
Curtis Sittenfeld's phone autocorrects Batman to Batuman, so my work here is over.
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Elif Batuman Jan 4
Another super-cool new book to look out for: 1st novel by Neon by Daylight, just justly compared to Didion by <3
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Elif Batuman Jan 4
I loved this interview w re: the cover of her forthcoming sick-sounding new book!
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Elif Batuman Jan 4
Belated thanks to + for naming The Idiot one of their fav books of 2017! I adored SR's Conversations w Friends + LF’s forthcoming Doris Lessing bio sounds badass:
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Elif Batuman Jan 4
Happy new year! I'm going to tweet some random things now but don't worry I will stop soon.
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Elif Batuman Dec 24
when bae holds my hand 😍
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