Constructed Worlds

Written by sjmc19

Settling into her her first year at Harvard isn’t easy for Selin, but her critical eye and indifference provide a look at rubbing shoulders with the elite.

The luxury of hindsight—“what I should have said/what I should have done”—is wonderful for those who’ve arrived to campus residence, to our new dorm, and found a roommate who moved-in first.

I sighed. “Maybe it’s because [Einstein’s] really the best, and even jealous mudlsinglers can’t hid his star quality,” I said. “Nietzsche would say that such a great genius is entitled to beat his wife.

Looking for a re-do on your first seminars, first roommates, first chats with professors? Read this.

“Constructed Worlds” by Elif Batuman.

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