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Tanpinar's 'Five Cities'
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Ahmed Hamdi Tanpinar Ruth Christie
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Tanpinar's 'Five Cities'

Ahmed Hamdi Tanpinar Ruth Christie


Anthem Press

Classic travel writing


228 pages

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First English translation of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar's Bes Sehir.

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar's `Five Cities' was first published in Turkish as Bes Sehir in 1946 and revised in 1960. It consists of five essays, each focused on a city significant in Anatolian history and in Tanpinar's emotional life. Part history, part autobiography, part poetic meditation on time and memory, Five Cities is Proustian in style, with a tension between a backward-looking melancholy and a concern for the unpredictable future of the author's country. Comparable to Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul: Memories of a City, Five Cities emphasizes personal attitudes and reactions but has a wider scope of geography, history and culture.

By:   Ahmed Hamdi Tanpinar
Translated by:   Ruth Christie
Imprint:   Anthem Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 127mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   454g
ISBN:   9781783088485
ISBN 10:   1783088486
Series:   Anthem Cosmopolis Writings
Pages:   228
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

1. Ankara; 2. Erzurum; 3. Konya; 4. Bursa; 5. Istanbul;

Ruth Christie studied Turkish language and literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, UK. She has translated a large number of works of Turkish fiction and poetry into English.

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