Contemporary Turkish literature fiction and poetry

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Published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press in Rutherford [N.J.] .

Written in English

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  • Turkish literature -- 20th century.

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Statementedited, with an introd., by Talat Sait Halman.
ContributionsHalman, Talât Sait.
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LC ClassificationsPL232 .C6 1982
The Physical Object
Pagination454 p. ;
Number of Pages454
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4561978M
ISBN 100838613608
LC Control Number77074391

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Her research interests include East-West cultural and historical relations, human rights discourses, reception, global book circulation, and translation studies.

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