Item description for Turkish by Roger Conover Adnan Adam Onart...
Especially timely in light of debates about Turkey's entrance into the European Union, this lexical tour de force and sui generis book in the tradition of Sterne and Borges uses the dictionary genre to inject polemic into certain forbidden discourses involving Turkish language, politics, sexuality, and history. It also introduces the Turkish universe in all its intimacy from the perspective of a personal Wirkungsgeschichte. The "definitions" are presented with a sense of wit and political incorrectness that one does not usually associate with sacred Ottoman subjects such as the hammam and revered political icons such as Ataturk. Presented as a found manuscript, the book is edited by Roger Conover, the well-known Editor at MIT Press.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.4" Width: 4.5" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Aug 15, 2005
Publisher JRP/Ringier/ZKM Karlsruhe
ISBN 3905701448 ISBN13 9783905701449