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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 Apr 23
Now I am going to go hide in the wilderness and avoid social media. I will periodically update the News page on my website - just like I think this bear (or his publicist) probably does. Elif's news: Bear photo source:
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Elif Batuman Apr 23
Unrelatedly, sometimes when I am feeling sad I just remember that there is a character in The Golden Bowl named Fanny Assingham.
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Elif Batuman Apr 23
Replying to @BananaKarenina
Akiko Takeyama's book on host clubs (mentioned briefly in the article) is full of amazing and moving stories. Indiebound: Amazon:
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Elif Batuman Apr 23
Many brilliant people were generous with time / energy, including , , , , , , , Yasmine Al-Sayyad, Han Zhang, + Akiko Takeyama.
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Elif Batuman Apr 23
I wrote about rental relatives in Japan for this week's .
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Elif Batuman Apr 23
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Elif Batuman Apr 23
The Idiot was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize for fiction! Congratulations to fiction winner and dear friend !
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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 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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