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A useless man : selected stories

Author: Sait Faik; Maureen Freely; Alexander Dawe
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : Archipelago Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First Archipelago books editionView all editions and formats
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Sait Faik Abasiyanik was born in Adapazari in 1906 and died of cirrhosis in Istanbul in 1954. He wrote twelve books of short stories, two novels, and a book of poetry. His stories celebrate the natural world and trace the plight of iconic characters in society: ancient coffeehouse proprietors and priests, dream-addled fishermen adn poets of the Princes' Isles, lovers and wandering minstrels of another time. Many  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Verhalen (teksten)
Translations into English
Named Person: Sait Faik; Sait Faik
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sait Faik; Maureen Freely; Alexander Dawe
ISBN: 9780914671077 0914671073
OCLC Number: 886672732
Language Note: Translated from the Turkish.
Description: 240 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The samovar --
My father's second house --
The silk handkerchief --
The bocha --
Wedding night --
[... etc.].
Other Titles: Short stories.
Responsibility: Sait Faik Abasiyanik ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe.

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Sait Faik Abasiyanik was born in Adapazari in 1906 and died of cirrhosis in Istanbul in 1954. He wrote twelve books of short stories, two novels, and a book of poetry. His stories celebrate the natural world and trace the plight of iconic characters in society: ancient coffeehouse proprietors and priests, dream-addled fishermen adn poets of the Princes' Isles, lovers and wandering minstrels of another time. Many stories are loosely autobiographical and deal with Sait Faik's frustration with social convention, the relentless pace of westernization, and the slow but steady ethnic cleansing of his city. His fluid, limpid surfaces might seem to be in keeping with the restrictions that the architects of the new Republic placed on language and culture, but the truth lies in their dark, subversive undercurrents.

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