Selin - the language-intoxicated, 6-foot-tall Russophile daughter of Turkish immigrants - arrives at Harvard in the mid-90s, almost appallingly innocent. In the year we spend with her, she flirts with one classmate, in her stilted fashion; smokes a few cigarettes; travels to Hungary to teach English; dances perplexedly at a club - "It went on and on, the dancing.
By Parul Sehgal posted at 6:00 pm on December 17, 2015 My professional reading life is fairly regimented - I have to be attentive to new, newsworthy books to assign for review or to write about myself - and my personal reading habits have become suitably random in response, subject to mood as much circumstance, which, this year, meant the purchase of a new coat.
Slate critics discuss the poetry of Bob Dylan's lyrics. Our March selection is by Zadie Smith. Join us! This spring, the Audio Book Club will also try something slightly new. While Americans dust off their college copies of The Origins of Totalitarianism and , we are going to read Sun Tzu's 514 B.C.