Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
If Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French writer, aviator and the seminal author of the third most-translated book in the world, “Le Petit Prince” (The Little Prince), were to see Turkey seven decades after his death, he would have to sit down on a planet of his own to digest it all
FOLDED CORNER: ‘The Liquid Continent, A Mediterranean Trilogy: Alexandria, Venice, Istanbul’ by Nicholas Woodsworth
(Haus Books, 420 pages, $12)
Poet Claudia Rankine has won another award, this time from PEN, while debut author Jack Livings received a $25,000 prize from the literary and human rights organization.
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Understanding Turkey’s Kurdish Question’ edited by Fevzi Bilgin and Ali Sarıhan
A first edition of “The Hobbit” accompanied by a handwritten note in Elvish by British author J.R.R. Tolkien was sold by Sotheby’s at auction on June 4 for 187,000 euros.
Late writer and humorist Aziz Nesin’s archive has opened at an Istanbul gallery, as an exhibition organized to mark the 100th year of his birth
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Well of Trapped Words’ by Sema Kaygusuz
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Turkey and the Politics of National Identity: Social, Economic and Cultural Transformation’ edited by Shane Brennan and Marc Herzog
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Nation-Building in Modern Turkey: The People’s Houses, the State and the Citizen,’ by Alexandros Lamprou (IB Tauris, 306 pages, £62*)
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