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The Resource The Time Regulation Institute, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Alexander Dawe and Maureen Freely ; introduction by Pankaj Mishra

The Time Regulation Institute, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Alexander Dawe and Maureen Freely ; introduction by Pankaj Mishra

Label
The Time Regulation Institute
Title
The Time Regulation Institute
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Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Alexander Dawe and Maureen Freely ; introduction by Pankaj Mishra
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  • eng
  • tur
  • eng
Summary
" A literary discovery: an uproarious tragicomedy of modernization, in its first-ever English translation. Perhaps the greatest Turkish novel of the twentieth century, being discovered around the world only now, more than fifty years after its first publication, The Time Regulation Institute is an antic, freewheeling send-up of the modern bureaucratic state. At its center is Hayri Irdal, an infectiously charming antihero who becomes entangled with an eccentric cast of characters-a television mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the lost Ottoman Empire, a "clock whisperer"-at the Time Regulation Institute, a vast organization that employs a hilariously intricate system of fines for the purpose of changing all the clocks in Turkey to Western time. Recounted in sessions with his psychoanalyst, the story of Hayri Irdal's absurdist misadventures plays out as a brilliant allegory of the collision of tradition and modernity, of East and West, infused with a poignant blend of hope for the promise of modernity and nostalgia for a simpler time"--
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Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü
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Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi
Dewey number
894/.3533
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL248.T234
LC item number
S19513 2014
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1952-
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  • Dawe, Alexander
  • Freely, Maureen
Series statement
Penguin classics
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Turkey
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The Time Regulation Institute, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Alexander Dawe and Maureen Freely ; introduction by Pankaj Mishra
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references (page xxv)
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn858672518
Isbn
9780143106739
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013033709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858672518
Label
The Time Regulation Institute, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Alexander Dawe and Maureen Freely ; introduction by Pankaj Mishra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page xxv)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn858672518
Isbn
9780143106739
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013033709
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)858672518

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