The Idiot by Elif Batuman | The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2017

The 32 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2017

“It wasn't the New World that mattered...Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.”

“It wasn't the New World that mattered...Columbus died almost without seeing it; and not really knowing what he had discovered. It's life that matters, nothing but life — the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all.”

Another masterpiece of Dostoyevsky depicting the protagonist who is considered an Idiot by everybody else in the novel.

Another masterpiece of Dostoyevsky depicting the protagonist who is considered an Idiot by everybody else in the novel.

The Idiot  The dark Russian novelist's tale of the impossibility of being innocent in a corrupt society is a challenging but worthwhile read. Also worth the effort are "Crime and Punishment" and – probably his most enjoyable read – the short story “White Nights.”

The Idiot The dark Russian novelist's tale of the impossibility of being innocent in a corrupt society is a challenging but worthwhile read. Also worth the effort are "Crime and Punishment" and – probably his most enjoyable read – the short story “White Nights.”

Adventure Time OC: Kirsche the Idiot by KirscheAnder.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Adventure Time OC: Kirsche the Idiot by KirscheAnder.deviantart.com on @deviantART

The book my husband was reading when I met him: The Idiot, by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

RESERVED Penguin Classics: The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

The Idiot (1951) by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

The Idiot (1951) by Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky.

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