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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Meltem Gürle Be it the top-down secularism of the Kemalist reforms or the authoritarian conservatism of the present Islamist government, the political will in Turkey has persistently ignored the individual, the most valuable component of democratic modernity. The Turkish bildungsroman voices...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Erdağ Göknar Turkish novelists have often contested the authoritarian tendencies of the republican state. Orhan Pamuk was charged with insulting Turkishness in 2005, emphasizing a long-standing opposition between author and state as well as between literature and secularism. Though Pamuk's trial...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): 159–164.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Blasphemies: Orhan Pamuk and the Turkish Novel” provides us with something that literary scholarship has not yet given us: the Turkish Pamuk. Göknar’s essay situates Pamuk firmly in the Turkish cultural and literary context and argues for the equal importance in Pamuk’s work of two elements...
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Novel (2012) 45 (2): ii.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of Empire: The Poetics of Victorian Sovereignty.” erdaG˘ göknar is assistant professor of Turkish studies in the Department of Eurasian Studies at Duke University. He is author of Orhan Pamuk, Secularism, and Blasphemy: The Politics of the Turkish Novel (forthcoming) and coeditor of Mediterranean...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 474–476.
Published: 01 November 2015
... entirely” (164). Each engages the distractions of mass culture, and each comes out intoxicated, narcotized, and immensely miserable, generating “a readerly affect of mixed despair and delight even as they renounce the pursuit of pleasure” (166). The confection Turkish Delight appears, amazingly, in both...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): v–vi.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in Casablanca, Cairo, and Tehran meltem gu¨ rle is assistant professor of foreign languages at Bog˘azic¸i University and is currently finishing a book on Turkish modernism titled ‘‘Beyond Property and Propriety: The Turkish Bildungs- roman and Its Dynamics vaughn rasberry is assistant professor...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 132–136.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and distance between Western readers and his foreign characters. Furthermore, by altering the representation of historical events in Turkey in ways that elude most non-Turkish readers, Pamuk “thematize[s] the limits of the mimetic representation in world literature” (84) and reveals how realism is always...
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Novel (2002) 35 (2-3): 324–326.
Published: 01 November 2002
... Kaladjian relays the narrative of the 1915 genocide of Armenians by the Turkish state, he also locates traces of that genocide in texts of main- stream modernist writings by Pound, Herningway, and Woolf, at the same time as he fore- grounds examples of a self-conscious language of gaps, omissions...
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Novel (2005) 38 (2-3): 295–297.
Published: 01 November 2005
... in eighteenthqentury Brit- ain, or a straight forward recovery of overlooked early fiction, may find themselves frus- trated with this book's dogged refusal of systematicity. Readers excited by a "patchwork" (14) of rich details and anecdotes-from the use of sign language in a Turkish seraglio to the catty...
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Novel (2000) 34 (1): 128–130.
Published: 01 May 2000
... subjects. An analysis of epistemological and rhetorical modes in Lady Mary Wortley Montagu's Turkish Embassy letters (1763) appears next to a chapter exploring Edmund Burke's A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and the Beautiful (1757), Samuel Johnson's Rasselas (1759), and William...
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Novel (2020) 53 (2): 285–289.
Published: 01 August 2020
... Montagu's carefully detailed reactions to the women she meets and interiors she sees in Western Europe and the Middle East both align Montagu with “the Orient” and work to distinguish her from it. In her Turkish Embassy Letters , Montagu discusses and performs “taste,” emphasizing the role of this faculty...
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Novel (2010) 43 (1): 140–147.
Published: 01 May 2010
... “that our sense of time is produced by ‘the train of ideas which succeed one another in our Minds we can prolong our lives by having more ideas. He illustrates this point with two stories taken from the Turkish Tales published in English in 1708, in the second of which an infidel Egyp- tian sultan...
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Novel (2010) 43 (2): 251–270.
Published: 01 August 2010
... was that we were leaving the West and entering the East; the most Western of splendid bridges over the Danube, which is here of noble width and depth, took us among the traditions of Turkish rule. (9) Train timetables provide for the predictable transformation of the future into the present...
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Novel (1999) 33 (1): 5–31.
Published: 01 May 1999
... by Franqois P6tis de la Croix's Mille et un jours: contes persans (1710-12), which neatly inverts Galland's frame narrative. This was translated immediately as Persian Tales. In addition, see Petis's Turkish Tales (1707), and Abbe Bignon's The Advenfures of Abdalla, Son of Hanif (1712; cans...
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Novel (2015) 48 (2): 190–207.
Published: 01 August 2015
... not just what was but also what might have been. In book 1, Fonty is asked the time by a young Turkish woman, who mistakes the verb raten (to advise) for verraten (to betray): “Would you be so kind as to betray to us what time it is . . .” Fonty . . . betrayed it to the girls, who thanked him...
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Novel (2018) 51 (2): 272–291.
Published: 01 August 2018
... experiences as traumatic memory another reinvents as a kind of poetry: “[P]eople create their own mythologies,” he says, having just described a dead Turkish aviator, his plane suspended in the waters of a Canadian lake, as having flown “home” ( 106 ). Ballard has described Kindness as narrating “my life...
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Novel (2014) 47 (1): 24–42.
Published: 01 May 2014
... in a situation where everyone speaks the same language, on reading Haw- thorne’s story, must guess again. Robin first inquires after his relative at an inn that seems to be a virtual haven of cosmopolitan hospitality. Described as ‘‘a Turkish Caravanasary the inn is run by a Frenchman and harbors a cross...
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Novel (2020) 53 (1): 76–95.
Published: 01 May 2020
... of collectivity. In this way, Embassy attunes its readers, “no matter where they happen to be,” to the act of participating within non-sovereign arrangements. This affordance comes to the fore in a review of Smith's story by the Turkish journalist Kaya Genç, available online at the LA Review of Books...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 36–59.
Published: 01 May 2018
... and local materials leads to “breaks” or discontinuities in aesthetic form. He points to Chinese and Turkish examples of this phenomenon, which he finds in plots involving tension between imported and local values and attitudes, such as the acceptance of illicit sexual relationships, on one hand, and local...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 145–175.
Published: 01 August 2003
...- gious mores are manifested in Islam's abhorrent treatment of women, the impris- oning harem from which the half-Turkish Safie De Lacey runs away-into the arms of the monster, as it were. And even the genuinely admirable Christian tenets that Safie adopts from her mother and the "brotherly love...