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The caravan moves on

Author: Irfan Orga
Publisher: London : Eland, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Irfan Orga, author of Portrait of a Turkish Family, journeys to the centre of Turkey to stay with the Yuruk nomads in the High Taurus mountains. He learns their lore, listens to their legends, and lives to feel that heroes dead a thousand years and abducted princesses turned mad by grief are still palpably alive." "Orga enters a world untouched by politics or the march of events. He reconnects us with a
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Named Person: Irfan Orga; Irfan Orga; Irfan Orga
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irfan Orga
ISBN: 0907871976 9780907871972
OCLC Number: 50101496
Notes: Originally published: London: Secker & Warburg, 1958.
Description: 173 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Irfan Orga.

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"Irfan Orga, author of Portrait of a Turkish Family, journeys to the centre of Turkey to stay with the Yuruk nomads in the High Taurus mountains. He learns their lore, listens to their legends, and lives to feel that heroes dead a thousand years and abducted princesses turned mad by grief are still palpably alive." "Orga enters a world untouched by politics or the march of events. He reconnects us with a once-ubiquitous emotional landscape - a visceral place underpinned by elemental values."--Jacket.

This book made Irfan Orga something of a celebrity when it was first published in the 1950s. It is about living with a nomadic people who have no sense of belonging to a nation or the world beyond their tribe. Orga journeys to the center of Turkey to stay with the Yuruk nomads in the High Taurus Mountains. There he learns their lore, listens to their legends, and lives to feel that heroes dead a thousand years and abducted princesses turned mad by grief are still palpably alive. Orga opens a world untouched by politics or the march of events. He reconnects us with a once-ubiquitous emotional landscape-a visceral place underpinned by elemental values.

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