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The Time Regulation Institute

Author: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar; Alexander Dawe; Maureen Freely
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, [2014]
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 state. At its center is Hayri Irdal, an infectiously charming  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Satire
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi.
Time Regulation Institute
(DLC) 2013033709
(OCoLC)858672518
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar; Alexander Dawe; Maureen Freely
ISBN: 9781101613672 110161367X 9780141966946 0141966947
OCLC Number: 865580810
Description: 1 online resource
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü.
Responsibility: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Alexander Dawe and Maureen Freely ; introduction by Pankaj Mishra.

Abstract:

"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 state. At its center is Hayri Irdal, an infectiously charming antihero who becomes entangled with an eccentric cast of characters-a television mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the lost Ottoman Empire, a "clock whisperer"--At the Time Regulation Institute, a vast organization that employs a hilariously intricate system of fines for the purpose of changing all the clocks in Turkey to Western time. Recounted in sessions with his psychoanalyst, the story of Hayri Irdal's absurdist misadventures plays out as a brilliant allegory of the collision of tradition and modernity, of East and West, infused with a poignant blend of hope for the promise of modernity and nostalgia for a simpler time"--

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