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The Trojan War Museum and other stories / Ayşe Papatya Bucak.

Bucak, Aye Papatya, (author.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Putnam County Public Library - Main FIC BUC (Text) 30041002406427 Adult Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781324002970 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1324002972 : HRD
  • Physical Description: 209 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2019]

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The history of girls -- A cautionary tale -- Iconography -- Little sister and Emineh -- Mysteries of the mountain south -- The Trojan War Museum -- Good fortune -- The dead -- An Ottoman's arabesque -- The gathering of desire.
Summary, etc.:
A debut story collection of spectacular imaginative range and lyricism from a Pushcart Prize?winning author. In Ayse Papatya Bucak?s dreamlike narratives, dead girls recount the effects of an earthquake and a chess-playing automaton falls in love. A student stops eating and no one knows whether her act is personal or political. A Turkish wrestler, a hero in the East, is seen as a brute in the West. The anguish of an Armenian refugee is “performed” at an American fund-raiser. An Ottoman ambassador in Paris amasses a tantalizing collection of erotic art. And in the masterful title story, the Greek god Apollo confronts his personal history and bewails his Homeric reputation as he tries to memorialize, and make sense of, generations of war. A joy and a provocation, Bucak?s stories confront the nature of historical memory with humor and humanity. Surreal and poignant, they examine the tension between myth and history, cultural categories and personal identity, performance and authenticity.--$
Genre: Short stories.

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