A Distinctive Kind of Literature from Barış Bıçakçı

The latest book of Barış Bıçakçı, a writer mostly celebrated for his distinctive texts, entitled After Going Parallel to the Ground for a While (Bir Süre Yere Paralel Gittikten Sonra, 2008) possesses an even greater literary tour de force and effectiveness than that of his previous writings, i.e. As...

In the Corridors of Language and Literature with Tahsin Yücel

From the interview…. You have written some of your books in French. One of those books, Coordonnées Narratives was later published in Turkish as well with your own translation. In the foreword of the Turkish translation, you say, ‘I could never answer the question that, If I had written this book in...

Once Upon a Time, Two Children in Hattusha…

PATTIYA AND PALLILI THE HITITIAN (Hititli Pattiya ile Pallili) Author: Gürol Sözen – Illustration: Gözde Bitir S. Can Children, 64 pp., 2008, ISBN: 978-975-07-1018-6 A lyrical narration of an age of earth colour, Pattiya and Pallili the Hititian was written by artist, author and art historian Gürol...

Story of a House

In Sea Stones, which won the 2006 Yunus Nadi Prize, Yigit Okur narrates a love story about a group of people devoted to their belongings, living in a mansion during the era of transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. Okur talks about the struggles of the bourgeois within themselves and...

Towards Secrets

Prayers That Fall is the first novel by Sema Kaygusuz, a writer best known for her short stories. This multi-layered novel has recently become much talked about for its epic story-telling style and its language as well as its place in literature. Captivating from the very first page, Prayers That Fall has...

Every Street is a Dream

With her 28th book, The Street of Assorted Dreams, Nazli Eray takes the reader to the crowded streets of 1950s Argentina. The novel draws in the reader with a sequence of events, in which the line between dreams and reality is blurred, times and places intersect, and people coming from various other worlds...

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