YAŞAR KEMAL Edebiyatımızın büyük gurur kaynağı Sema Kaygusuz ile Yüzünde Bir Yer üstüne Julio Cortázar: “Hayat bana kimsesiz bir ada, kimsesiz bir oda olabilir.” Gözden kaçmış kitaplar… İki aylık edebiyat dergisi Notos’un Ekim’de yayımlanan 18. sayısının kapak konusu, Yaşar Kemal-Edebiyatımızın büyük gurur kaynağı başlığını taşıyor. Yaşar Kemal’in yazdıkları üstünde bugüne dek yeterince durulmadığı düşüncesine dayanarak hazırlanan dosya, Emin Özdemir, A. Ömer Türkeş, Feridun Andaç, Hande Öğüt, Lütfi Özgünaydın, Deniz Gündoğan, Hülya Soyşekerci’nin yazılarından oluşuyor. Edebiyatımızın yeni kuşaklarının değerli yazarlarından Sema Kaygusuz ile yeni romanı Yüzünde Bir Yer üstüne yapılan söyleşi de Notos’un bu sayısının öne çıkan bölümlerinden. Sema Kaygusuz hem yeni romanını, hem de bugüne dek yayımlanan kitaplarından çıkarak, edebiyat anlayışını anlatıyor. Julio Cortázar ile yapılmış söyleşi de Notos’un nitelikli edebiyatı yakından izleyip öne çıkaran tutumunu güçlendiriyor. Notos bu sayıda gözden kaçan kitapları da hatırlatıyor. Bazen okunmalarındaki güçlükler ve yayımlandıkları zamanın okuma kültürüne ters düşmeleri yüzünden, bazen de kendi dışlarındaki çeşitli siyasal, toplumsal nedenlerle gözden kaçan kitaplardan bir bölümü, bu sayının “Günlerin Getirdiği” bölümünü oluşturuyor.
A sweeping story of the final collapse of the Ottoman Empire over the course of the First World War, Farewell is a novel of one particular family living in one particular house during these historic events.
Young Memed, a peasant turned brigand, fights to save his sweetheart from a forced marriage and to free his Turkish village from tyranny.
Een dromerige jongen wordt met de harde werkelijkheid geconfronteerd als hij een meeuw met een gebroken vleugel vindt. Verbeten tracht hij het dier van een wisse dood te redden.
A staggering, shattering novel from Turkey's greatest novelist Since Halil was shot dead in his own home by his wife Esmé's former suitor, the village has pointed the finger of guilt at the dead man's beautiful widow: she must have arranged the murder. The task of vengeance falls on Esmé's little son, Hassan: year after year he is groomed for it, his devotion to his mother sapped with talk of the unavenged ghost of Halil and his father, doomed to roam the countryisde as a translucent red snake, an insect, a bird. Hassan hears tales against his mother. How long will her innocence protect her? The stark tale of cruelty and vendetta is told in a narrative of relentless tension, reminiscent of Greek tragedy. it is one of Yashar Kemal's most beautiful and haunting novels.
Why is the number seven lucky--even holy--in almost every culture? Why do we speak of the four corners of the earth? Why do cats have nine lives (except in Iran, where they have seven)? From literature to folklore to private superstitions, numbers play a conspicuous role in our daily lives. But in this fascinating book, Annemarie Schimmel shows that numbers have been filled with mystery and meaning since the earliest times, and across every society. In The Mystery of Numbers Annemarie Schimmel conducts an illuminating tour of the mysteries attributed to numbers over the centuries. She begins with an informative and often surprising introduction to the origins of number systems: pre-Roman Europeans, for example, may have had one based on twenty, not ten (as suggested by the English word "score" and the French word for 80, quatrevingt --four times twenty), while the Mayans had a system more sophisticated than our own. Schimmel also reveals how our fascination with numbers has led to a rich cross-fertilization of mathematical knowledge: "Arabic" numerals, for instance, were picked up by Europe from the Arabs, who had earlier adopted them from Indian sources ("Algorithm" and "algebra" are corruptions of the Arabic author and title names of a mathematical text prized in medieval Europe). But the heart of the book is an engrossing guide to the symbolism of numbers. Number symbolism, she shows, has deep roots in Western culture, from the philosophy of the Pythagoreans and Platonists, to the religious mysticism of the Cabala and the Islamic Brethren of Purity, to Kepler's belief that the laws of planetary motion should be mathematically elegant, to the unlucky thirteen. After exploring the sources of number symbolism, Schimmel examines individual numbers ranging from one to ten thousand, discussing the meanings they have had for Judaic, Christian, and Islamic traditions, with examples from Indian, Chinese, and Native American cultures as well. Two, for instance, has widely been seen as a number of contradiction and polarity, a number of discord and antithesis. And six, according to ancient and neo-platonic thinking, is the most perfect number because it is both the sum and the product of its parts (1+2+3=6 and 1x2x3=6). Using examples ranging from the Bible to the Mayans to Shakespeare, she shows how numbers have been considered feminine and masculine, holy and evil, lucky and unlucky. A highly respected scholar of Islamic culture, Annemarie Schimmel draws on her vast knowledge to paint a rich, cross-cultural portrait of the many meanings of numbers. Engaging and accessible, her account uncovers the roots of a phenomenon we all feel every Friday the thirteenth.
Danny Shepard isnt a typical sailor. Smart, skilled, scheming, the femme-fatale entices men and collects mementos. Love Me Now; Kill Me Later depicts the evolution of a serial killer, a thirty-year voyage that takes an unlikely mariner from fertile wheat fields of Washington States Palouse to seaports on every continent, from deckhand to captainperfect venues for fortuitous encounters and untraceable murders. When Danny returns to Spokane to claim an unexpected inheritancehalf-a-million dollars and a remarkable house her father built fifty years earlierthe sailor-sans-conscience is forced to confront her past. A collection of diaries, the earliest entry made at the age of eight, and mementos stored in a cigar box disguised as a book, are resurrected; friends, lovers, murders revisited; harrowing nightmares relived. They provide insight into the mind of a woman who is both victim and villain. Looking back at an irrefutable record of dirty deeds, Danny feels no remorseyet cannot imagine a future. In her fathers house on South Hill, she plots an end to the Danielle Shepard story.
After Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a mysterious supernatural force as young children, their father taught them how to hunt and destroy the paranormal evil that exists in the dark corners of America. After their father's demonic death, they discovered that they are descended from a long line of hunters and chose to continue their mission.
Hiding from secret police as he sets up an underground printing press, Ahmet, a Communist Party member, reflects on his friendships, his relationships with women he has loved, and the beliefs for which he is being pursued.
A boy finds himself on the street with other street children. This is a thoughtful, challenging story about his life and how it begins to change for the better.
Told through the voice of a canine narrator, Wûf is a love story set in a Kurdish town during the Turkish-Kurdish civil war. The novel follows Mikasa, a street dog who falls in love with Melsa, a guard dog at the headquarters of the Kurdish political party. At the moment the two are about to consummate their love, they find themselves cruelly separated by Turquoise, a Kurdish turncoat who does the state’s dirty work. Mikasa ends up at a military facility where he is trained to detect landmines. When Turquoise takes command of the outpost where Mikasa’s stationed, Mikasa sets his sights on revenge at any cost. Having taken the Turkish literary world by storm, Kemal Varol’s Wûf offers an unflinching account of one of the Middle East’s most intractable conflicts as it tackles universal themes of love and loss with humor and pathos. Translated by PEN/Heim Award winner Dayla Rogers, the novel renders in English a one-of-a-kind love story with a narrator its readers won’t soon forget.
When their father is injured in an accident, life changes for the Johnstone family. Unable to afford their home, they have to move to a small London flat. Carol can no longer go to ballet school and Tim is heartbroken as he must leave his beloved dog, Jelly, behind. Then, it seems, their wishes are granted: in an extraordinary twist of fate, Tim inherits a dilapidated country house, Caldicott Place, where the family - including Jelly - can live together. But the house is badly in need of repair and they have no money, so a solution is found - the family start to look after wealthy children in the school holidays. Although they dread the prospect of sharing their newly found home with rich spoiled children, perhaps friendships can be found in the unlikeliest places.