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The book of Dede Korkut,

Author: Geoffrey Lewis
Publisher: Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1974.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The book of Dede Korkut is a collection of twelve stories set in the heroic age of the Oghuz Turks, a nomadic tribe who had journeyed westwards through Central Asia from the ninth century onwards. The stories are peopled by characters as bizarre as they are unforgettable: Crazy Karchar, whose unpredictability requires an army of fleas to manage it; Kazan, who cheerfully pretends to necrophilia in order to escape  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kitabi Dădă Gorgud. English.
Book of Dede Korkut.
Harmondsworth, Penguin, 1974
(OCoLC)609805372
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Lewis
ISBN: 0140442987 9780140442984
OCLC Number: 984865
Description: 213 pages map 18 cm.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Kitabi Dădă Gorgud.
Responsibility: translated with an introduction and notes by Geoffrey Lewis.

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The book of Dede Korkut is a collection of twelve stories set in the heroic age of the Oghuz Turks, a nomadic tribe who had journeyed westwards through Central Asia from the ninth century onwards. The stories are peopled by characters as bizarre as they are unforgettable: Crazy Karchar, whose unpredictability requires an army of fleas to manage it; Kazan, who cheerfully pretends to necrophilia in order to escape from prison; the monster Goggle-eye; and the heroine Chichek, who shoots, races on horseback and wrestles her lover. Geoffrey Lewis's classic translation retains the odd and oddly appealing style of the stories, with their mixture of the colloquial, the poetic, and the dignified, and magnificently conveys the way in which they bring to life a wild society and its inhabitants.

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