Three men are caught in a triangle of politics. Memidik, a young hunter, is obsessed by an urge to kill the tyrannous headman, Sefer, who has caused him so much pain and humiliation. Yet, each time he treis, he is overcome by fear. Then the accidental death of another man in the community fires him with renewed determination. Sefer, meanwhile, is sentenced to solitude and the local champion, Tashbash, is invested with mythical powers. The web of fantasy and intrigue spun around the villagers enmeshes them in plots of bravery and illusion in this extraordinary story of survival.
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Yashar Kemal was born in 1923 in a village on the cotton-growing plains of Chukurova. He received a basic education in village schools before becoming an agricultural labourer and factory-worker. His championship of poor peasants lost him a succession of jobs, but he was eventually able to buy a typewriter and set himself up as a public letter-writer in the small town of Kadirli. After a spell as a journalist, he published a volume of short stories in 1952, and then, in 1955, his first novel Memed, My Hawk won the Varlik Prize for best novel of the year. His highly distinguished literary career has continued in this vein; his work has won countless prizes from all over the world and has been translated into several languages. Kemal was a member of the Central Committee of the banned Workers' Party, and in 1971 he was held in prison for 26 days before being released without charge. More recently, he has been placed on trial for action in support of Kurdish dissidents. Among the many international prizes and honours he has received in recognition of his gifts as a writer and his courageous fight for human rights, are the French Legion d'Honneur and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger. Kemal is Turkey's most influential living writer and, in the words of John Berger, "one of the modern world's great storytellers".Language Notes:
Text: English, Turkish (translation)
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Book Description Harvill P. 09/05/1977, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. A few tears, creases and some wear on jacket. Content is fine. Hardcover. Bookseller Inventory # 115126-4
Book Description Collins & Harvill Press, London, 1977. Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 322pp. Last Volume of the trilogy including The Wind from the Plain and Iron Earth, Copper Sky. Inch tear to bottom back of dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 079493
Book Description Collins & Harvill Press, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # 007707
Book Description London: Collins & Harvill Press, 1977., 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Hardcover, with dust jacket. Grey cover with gold lettering on the spine. Slightly worn. Previous owner's name on back of front cover, dated 1986. On the front fly leaf is a stsmp of a foreign book store. Otherwise, near fine condition. The dust jacket is slightly discolored, badly torn at the top edges, and a slight tear at lower edge, fair to good condition. This is the first British edition. This book is the last volume of the epic trilogy which began with THE WIND FROM THE PLAINS and was followed by IRON EARTH, COPPER SKY. It continues the story of the Yalak villagers who come down from the Taurus Mountains each year to the burning Chukurova plain to pick cotton, and all the things that happen to them. Translated from the Turkish by Thilda Kemal. 322 pages. Bookseller Inventory # I6-75
Book Description Collins Harvill, London, 1977. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Torn. First English Edition. 322pp Last volume of trilogy - The Wind from the Plain & Iron Earth, Copper Sky. Translated from the Turkish byThilda Kemal. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Back. Bookseller Inventory # L0770
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