Jul 30, 2021
Looking for something a little off the beaten path for your reading pile? Join us as we discuss Like A Sword Wound by renowned Turkish writer Ahmet Altan. It's the first volume in a quartet and traces not only the social currents of the final years of the Ottoman Empire but also the erotic and emotional lives of its characters. Like A Sword Wound has been described as the Turkish War & Peace. Did Laura's book club agree? We're joined by journalist Philippe Chaffee to discuss it.
Like A Sword Wound is translated by Brendan Freely and Yelda Türedi
The Passenger magazine on Turkey
Beyond the Walls by Nazim Hikmet
My Name is Red and The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk
Laurence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
Palace Walk by Naguib Mahfouz
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
We also mentioned authors Elif Batuman and Elif Shafak.
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