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Synopsis: 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 truly mythic figures of modern fiction, a desperado and sometime defender of the oppressed who is condemned to wander in the blood-soaked gray zone between justice and the law. In They Burn the Thistles, one of the finest of Kemal’s novels, Memed is on the run. Hunted by his enemies, wounded, at wit’s end, he has lost faith in himself and has retreated to ponder the vanity of human wishes. Only a chance encounter with an extraordinarily beautiful and powerful stallion, itself a hunted creature, serves to restore his determination and rouse him to action.
About the Author:
YASHAR KEMAL (1922–2015) was born into a Kurdish family in a village in southern Anatolia and saw his father brutally murdered at the age of five. He received his basic education in village schools before working as an agricultural laborer, factory-worker, public letter-writer, and journalist. His first novel, Memed, My Hawk won the Varlik Prize for best novel of the year in 1955. Kemal's numerous other books include The Wind from the Plain trilogy, Salman the Solitary, Seagull, and three other books recounting the expoits of Memed, including, They Burn the Thistles.
BILL MCKIBBEN is a former staff writer for The New Yorker. His books include Hundred Dollar Holiday, Maybe One, The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information and Hope, Human and Wild. McKibben is a frequent contributor to a wide variety of publications, including The New York Review of Books, Outside, and The New York Times. He lives with his wife and daughter in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.
Title: They Burn the Thistles
Publisher: William Morrow & Co
Publication Date: 1977
Book Condition: Good
Edition: 0th Edition.
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1977. Condition: Fair. 0th Edition. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Seller Inventory # GRP17242299
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1977. Condition: Good. 0th Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP91944504
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1977. Condition: Very Good. 0th Edition. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP96166289
Book Description William Morrow & Co. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2857923767
Book Description William Morrow & Co. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows a small amount of wear to cover and binding. Some pages show signs of use. Seller Inventory # G0688031641I3N10
Book Description Condition: Fair. [ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] [ Water Damage: SLIGHT, doesn't affect use ] Publisher: William Morrow & Co Pub Date: 4/1/1977 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 412 first edition. Seller Inventory # 5480069
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0688031641
Book Description U.S.A.: William Morrow & Co, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very Good with small area of faint soiling on bottom edge in a Very Good Plus jacket. 1st U.S. Edition. Seller Inventory # 126677
Book Description William Morrow & Co, 1977. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P020688031641
Book Description William Morrow & Co. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. 0688031641 Like New Condition. Seller Inventory # LN7.1980384