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A Ramshackle Modernity 5 janvier 2014

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The New York Times (USA)  Sunday, January 5, 2014, p. BR 11
Book Review

By Martin Riker *

We’re having a particularly good season for literary discoveries from the past, with recent publications of Volumes 1 and 2 of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq’s « Leg Over Leg » (1855), the marathon translation of Giacomo Leopardi’s 2,600-page « Zibaldone » (1898) and now « The Time Regulation Institute » (1962), the second great novel from Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar. (suite…)

Broken Homeland 21 octobre 2012

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The New York Times (USA) Sunday, October 21, 2012, p. BR 11
Book Review

By Francine Prose *

Three siblings are paying their annual summer visit to their 90-year-old grandmother in the family home by the sea. Reduced to these bare bones of plot, Orhan Pamuk’s « Silent House » almost sounds like one of those plays about dynastic reunions that help keep the lights of Broadway bright (suite…)

Writers gather to debate ‘city and fear’ 22 septembre 2012

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The Daily Telegraph (UK) 22 September 2012, p. 12

Bernadette McNulty

Ian Rankin and Louis de Bernieres are among the star line–up of 68 authors from 22 countries at Istanbul’s thriving autumn literary festival. (suite…)