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

Tanp♯łnar, Ahmet Hamdi, (author.). Freely, Maureen, 1952- (translator.). Dawe, Alexander, (translator.). Mishra, Pankaj, (author of introduction.).
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Penguin classics.
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West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette FIC TAN (Text) 31951004349871 Main Floor - Fiction In process -

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  • ISBN: 9780143106739 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0143106732 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xxviii, 401 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2013.

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Translated from the Turkish.
Summary, etc.:
" 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Turkey > Fiction.

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