Turkey's greatest novelist, Yashar Kemal is an unsurpassed storyteller who brings to life a world of staggering violence and hallucinatory beauty. Kemal's books delve deeply into the entrenched social and historical conflicts that scar the Middle East. At the same time scents and sounds, vistas of mountain and stream and field, rise up from the pages of his books with primitive force. Memed--introduced in Kemal's legendary first novel, Memed, My Hawk , and a recurrent character in many of his books--is one of the few ...

They Burn the Thistles 2006, New York Review of Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9781590171851

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