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Review: Elif Batuman, The Idiot

Elif Batuman’s novel The Idiot can be described as a 432-page expansion of five pages from her first book, a nonfiction collection called The Possessed. In the novel, as in the essay, a Turkish-American Harvard freshman falls in love with a Hungarian classmate who secures the narrator-protagonist a summer gig teaching English in Hungary so she can visit him in… Read more →

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Issue 37 as ePub

We continue our efforts to distribute Meridian in many forms, and we expect to have our ePub version ready in coming days. We’re building a new interface that will let current print subscribers download an ePub for free, and as a test, we plan to set up a similar program for anyone who has sent work to us on Submittable… Read more →