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

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

Label
The Time Regulation Institute
Title
The Time Regulation Institute
Statement of responsibility
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe ; with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra
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Language
  • eng
  • tur
  • eng
Summary
Tells the story of the misadventures of Hayri Irdals, an unforgettable antihero who, along with an eccentric cast of characters (a television mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the lost Ottoman empire, the "life-artist" Halit), founds The Time Regulation Institute
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"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 Turkeyto 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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10234617
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi
Dewey number
894.3533
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
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  • Freely, Maureen
  • Dawe, Alexander
  • Mishra, Pankaj
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True
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  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Target audience
adult
Label
The Time Regulation Institute, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe ; with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Turkish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052979484
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 401 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141195759
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)882167358
Label
The Time Regulation Institute, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar ; translated by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe ; with an introduction by Pankaj Mishra
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the Turkish
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000052979484
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 401 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141195759
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)882167358

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