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Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

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  • The Time Regulation Instituteby Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58

    'Just as she was being lowered into the earth - following the late afternoon call to prayer - my aunt sprang briskly back to life' In this fictional memoir of Hayri Irdal - troublesome boy, workshy man and feckless husband - life is examined in all its double-crossing, chaotic, disastrous glory. From his youth, dismantling timepieces while... more...

  • A Mind at Peaceby Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar; Erdag Goknar

    Archipelago Books 2011; US$ 20.00

    The Turkish Ulysses . A lyrical tribute to Istanbul, set on the eve of World War II. more...

  • A Mind at Peaceby Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar; Erdag Goknar

    Steerforth Press 2011; US$ 20.00

    Surviving the childhood trauma of his parents? untimely deaths in the early skirmishes of World War I, Mümtaz is raised and mentored in Istanbul by his cousin Ihsan and his cosmopolitan family of intellectuals. Having lived through the tumultuous cultural revolutions following the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of the early Turkish Republic,... more...

  • The Time Regulation Instituteby Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar; Alexander Dawe; Ureen Freely; Pankaj Mishra

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00

    A literary discovery: an uproarious tragicomedy of modernization, in its first-ever English translation   Perhaps the greatest Turkish novel of the twentieth century, being discovered around the world only now, more than fifty years after its first publication, The Time Regulation Institute is an antic, freewheeling send-up of the modern bureaucratic... more...

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