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Elif Batuman


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Elif Batuman (born in 1977, in New York City) is an American author, academic, and journalist. Born in New York to Turkish parents, she grew up in New Jersey. She graduated from Harvard College, and received her doctorate in comparative literature from Stanford University, where she taught. Batuman is currently the writer-in-residence at Koç University. While in graduate school, Batuman studied the Uzbek language in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Her dissertation, titled "The Windmill and the Giant: Double-Entry Bookkeeping in the Novel," is about the process of social research and solitary construction undertaken by novelists. In 2007, she was the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers' Award. In February, 2010, she published her first book, ...more

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For some reason which I’m sure isn’t sinister at all, the sunsets these days have been amazing.


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No Regrets: Three Discussions

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“A few times I saw a chicken walking around importantly, like some kind of a regional manager.”
Elif Batuman, The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them
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“I didn't care about truth; I cared about beauty. It took me many years--it took the experience of lived time--to realize that they really are the same thing.”
Elif Batuman, The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them

“Persian, Dilorom told me, had only one word for crying, whereas Old Uzbek had one hundred. Old Uzbek had words for wanting to cry and not being able to, for being caused to sob by something, for loudly crying like thunder in the clouds, for crying in gasps, for weeping inwardly or secretly, for crying ceaselessly in a high voice, for crying in hiccups, and for crying while uttering the sound 'hay hay.”
Elif Batuman, The Possessed: Adventures With Russian Books and the People Who Read Them



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