torsdag 8 augusti 2013

Nyfiken på: Bilge Karasu



Turkiet fortsätter att fascinera. Bilge Karasu (1930-1995) anses vara en av de stora turkiska författarna och det finns översättningar på både engelska och franska. Kanske kan det så småningom även komma något på svenska.

"Bilge Karasu (1930-1995) was born in Istanbul. Often referred to as "the sage of Turkish literature," he is regarded as the preeminent Turkish modernist writer. During his lifetime, Karasu published collections of short stories, novels, and two books of essays. His novel, Night, was published in English translation by Louisiana State University Press in 1994 and was awarded the Pegasus Prize for Literature."

A Long Day's Evening handlar om Byzantium under 700-talet.

"A relationship between two Byzantine monks in the 8th-century iconoclastic period provides a meditation on faith, memory and love. The dualities of dogma and faith, custom and law, truth and lie, image and signification, individual and society, East and West, Byzantium and Rome, are embodied in a story of prohibited love and devotion to the Unseen. It is a Turkish masterpiece. "

(Textutdragen är hämtade från Amazon. uk)



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