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Turkish Short Stories from Four Decades

Aziz Nesin, translated and introduced by Louis Mitler
ISBN: 978-0-89410-688-0
1991/200 pages


These twenty stories show the broad range of iconoclast, fabulist, realist, satirist, avant- gardist Aziz Nesin (1915-1995), long considered a major voice in contemporary Turkish fiction. Like many Turkish writers, Nesin was born into poverty, saw his work censured, and suffered imprisonment; as these stories demonstrate, however, his voice is very much his own, rich with insights into the social and historical life of modern Turkey. Louis Mitler is author of two reference works on Turkish writers.