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Turkish Nomad : The Intellectual Journey of Talat S. Halman (Hardcover) (Jayne L. Warner)

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From the Ottoman Empire to the boldness of Turkey's new Republic, Istanbul has been home to some of the great thinkers of history. In the twentieth century, Talat Sait Halman, the writer and poet, exemplified Turkey's powerful and influential literary culture. Here, Professor Jayne L. Warner has created a unique biographical tapestry that illuminates not only the life of one of Turkey's leading literary and cultural authorities, but also the emergence of a republic in his native country, and sheds new light on the history of one of the world's great cities. Sumptuously illustrated throughout with evocative period pictures of Istanbul, Turkish Nomad tells the extraordinary life story of the poet and thinker who has been called Turkey's greatest writer. As a young boy, Talat surveyed the last vestiges of the Ottoman Empire, walked through the ruins of Byzantium, and grew up in the modern nation created by the charismatic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Talat S. Halman would go on to serve the republic as its first minister of culture. We follow the literary, scholastic, and journalistic journey of a restless writer, who might best be described by the title of one of his books, The Turkish Muse, his 2006 collection of literary reviews tracing the development of Turkish literature during the Turkish Republic.
Number of Pages: 448
Genre: History, Social Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Jayne L. Warner
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2018
TCIN: 51861560
UPC: 9781784536435
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-9644
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