The Time Regulation Institute

The Time Regulation Institute PDF

Author: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

Publisher: Penguin

Published: 2014-01-07

Total Pages: 434

ISBN-13: 110161367X


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 the future and nostalgia for a simpler time. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Turkey between Nationalism and Globalization

Turkey between Nationalism and Globalization PDF

Author: Riva Kastoryano

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2013-02-11

Total Pages: 242

ISBN-13: 1135072051


Turkish society has been going through institutional and ideological change that has affected its social, cultural and political practices. This book examines these contemporary tensions, which have led to a re-appraisal of Turkey as a nation and Turkish nationalism as it tries to situate itself as a regional and global power. Analysing the internal and external dynamics of Turkey and the role played by nationalism, this book considers how the understanding of the nation and nationalism has changed since the creation of the Republic of Turkey, and how it has now become central to its desire to become a global power. Despite on-going negotiations about entry into the EU, an ambition for Turkey to be a regional power feeds nationalist feeling that contradicts institutional, discursive and cultural changes. Presenting interdisciplinary perspectives from experts in history, sociology, political sciences and economics, the contributors offer new perspectives on contemporary Turkey and its future. Turkey between Nationalism and Globalization will be of interest to students and scholars of Turkish studies; globalization studies, nationalism studies, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean studies, international relations, political science and sociology.

The Thought of Nirad C. Chaudhuri

The Thought of Nirad C. Chaudhuri PDF

Author: Ian Almond

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Published: 2015-09-03

Total Pages: 201

ISBN-13: 1107094437


A critical examination of the famous South Asian writer Nirad C. Chaudhuri (1897-1999), a notorious Anglophile and defender of empire. Ian Almond analyses Chaudhuri from the perspectives of Islam, the archive, melancholy and empire, exploring the evolution of his thought and the consequences this has for our understanding of 'cosmopolitan' intellectuals.

The Time Regulation Institute

The Time Regulation Institute PDF

Author: Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar


Published: 2001

Total Pages: 350



"Old İstanbul aristocrats, Turkish teashops, imperial diamonds, and great and humble mosques are juxtaposed with the almost non-descriptive portrayals of neighborhood friendships, family relations, and local public figures who could be found in any city in Turkey or, perhaps, any Eastern setting where the old way of life adopts new and Western counterparts. Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar's portrayal of modern, post-Ottoman Turkey weaves a theater of the absurd, suggestively representative of the early days of the young Republic."--Book jacket.

World Literature Decentered

World Literature Decentered PDF

Author: Ian Almond

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2021-07-13

Total Pages: 183

ISBN-13: 1000407136


What would world literature look like, if we stopped referring to the “West”? Starting with the provocative premise that the “‘West’ is ten percent of the planet”, World Literature Decentered is the first book to decenter Eurocentric discourses of global literature and global history – not just by deconstructing or historicizing them, but by actively providing an alternative. Looking at a series of themes across three literatures (Mexico, Turkey and Bengal), the book examines hotels, melancholy, orientalism, femicide and the ghost story in a series of literary traditions outside the “West”. The non-West, the book argues, is no fringe group or token minority in need of attention – on the contrary, it constitutes the overwhelming majority of this world.