The Book of Istanbul ePUB â The Book Epub /

The Book of Istanbul ePUB â The Book Epub /


The Book of Istanbul [PDF / Epub] ✪ The Book of Istanbul ☆ Jim Hinks – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Both intelligent and accessible this collection pulls readers into the heart of Turkish culture politics and history through multifarious narrative frameworks The testimonials memories and confession Both intelligent and accessible this collection pulls readers into the heart of Turkish culture politics and history through multifarious narrative frameworks The testimonials memories and confessions that weave through The Book Epub / the pages not only birth a new concept of Turkish life from previously unsung voices but also tell universal truths about living to which anyone can relate—regardless of background language or creed Providing an enriched experience and taste of modern urban Turkey these short stories paint Istanbul with many colors shades and tones with a luxury that cannot always be afforded by the novel.


5 thoughts on “The Book of Istanbul

  1. Katja Katja says:

    I read this collection during and after my short trip to IstanbulI selected it not expecting to provide me with a touristy introduction to the city but rather to get a feel of the countries' literary voices Meaning I did not necessarily connect the stories to the sights I saw on my short trip Previously I had only read a couple of novels by Orhan Pamuk and maybe an odd poem or a story here and thereOverall I like the collection but I was not wowed Some of the stories felt clumsy and weird or the plot made little sense Also the language did not work in a few places I cannot tell for sure but it seems some stories could have used better translation It is not good if as a reader I am being reminded that I am reading Or at least that I am reading translated work On several occasions I found myself pulled out of the text by either an odd sentence structure or by what I'd considered a wrong choice of adjective I dunno could be just meIn any case there are some really bright places insightful observations and lovely images I would particularly single out these three gems A uestion by Müge İplikçi Out of Reach by Gönül Kivilcim and The Intersection by Mehmet Zaman Saçlioglu They lingered in my mind for some time after I'd read them


  2. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    Some stand out stories particularly The Panther by Özen Yula; Istanbul Your Eyes are Black by Karin Karakşlı and The Intersection by Mehmet Zaman Saçlıoğlu Theirs were the most accomplished stories enjoyable and interesting without getting bogged down by metaphors or getting tangled up trying to say something MEANINGFUL All the stories in the collection were fairly abstract and obscure I think it would have benefited from a wider array of styles Also a closer eye on the editing I noticed some typos and I never notice typos Not a bad collection probably a good jumping off point into other Turkish writers' arms


  3. Zana Zana says:

    I've read much about Istanbul to confirm the existence of huzun as coined by author Orhan Pamuk to describe his city Istanbul Turkish writers generally write of melancholy the city possesses the way poets write of heartache unbearable filled with longing yet beautiful


  4. Marie Marie says:

    A concise and enjoyable introduction to a variety of Turkish writers Short stories in translation My favourite one Istanbul Your Eyes Are Black Want to read now by Karin Karakasli


  5. Jess Jess says:

    A useful introduction to Turkey's short story writers Well translated even if some of the stories lacked subtlety


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5 thoughts on “The Book of Istanbul

  1. Katja Katja says:

    I read this collection during and after my short trip to IstanbulI selected it not expecting to provide me with a touristy introduction to the city but rather to get a feel of the countries' literary voices Meaning I did not necessarily connect the stories to the sights I saw on my short trip Previously I had only read a couple of novels by Orhan Pamuk and maybe an odd poem or a story here and thereOverall I like the collection but I was not wowed Some of the stories felt clumsy and weird or the plot made little sense Also the language did not work in a few places I cannot tell for sure but it seems some stories could have used better translation It is not good if as a reader I am being reminded that I am reading Or at least that I am reading translated work On several occasions I found myself pulled out of the text by either an odd sentence structure or by what I'd considered a wrong choice of adjective I dunno could be just meIn any case there are some really bright places insightful observations and lovely images I would particularly single out these three gems A uestion by Müge İplikçi Out of Reach by Gönül Kivilcim and The Intersection by Mehmet Zaman Saçlioglu They lingered in my mind for some time after I'd read them

  2. Alexandra Alexandra says:

    Some stand out stories particularly The Panther by Özen Yula; Istanbul Your Eyes are Black by Karin Karakşlı and The Intersection by Mehmet Zaman Saçlıoğlu Theirs were the most accomplished stories enjoyable and interesting without getting bogged down by metaphors or getting tangled up trying to say something MEANINGFUL All the stories in the collection were fairly abstract and obscure I think it would have benefited from a wider array of styles Also a closer eye on the editing I noticed some typos and I never notice typos Not a bad collection probably a good jumping off point into other Turkish writers' arms

  3. Zana Zana says:

    I've read much about Istanbul to confirm the existence of huzun as coined by author Orhan Pamuk to describe his city Istanbul Turkish writers generally write of melancholy the city possesses the way poets write of heartache unbearable filled with longing yet beautiful

  4. Marie Marie says:

    A concise and enjoyable introduction to a variety of Turkish writers Short stories in translation My favourite one Istanbul Your Eyes Are Black Want to read now by Karin Karakasli

  5. Jess Jess says:

    A useful introduction to Turkey's short story writers Well translated even if some of the stories lacked subtlety

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