The Idiot (Batuman novel)

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The Idiot
Author Elif Batuman
Language English
Publication date
March 2017
ISBN 978-1-59420-561-3

The Idiot is a 2017 novel by Turkish American writer Elif Batuman. It is a bildungsroman, and concerns a college freshman, Selin, attending Harvard University in the 1990s.[1][2]


  1. ^ Quinn, Annalisa (18 March 2017). "Both Pointless And Playful, 'The Idiot' Is Like A Long Dream". NPR. Retrieved 10 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Garner, Dwight (28 February 2017). "Review: Elif Batuman's 'The Idiot' Sets a Romantic Crush on Simmer". The New York Times. Retrieved 10 April 2017.