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Synopsis: This is an autobiography of Halide Edib, a Turkish woman who was born in 1884, in the last days of the Ottoman empire, and who grew up to play an active vigorous role in the modernization of Turkey. As well, she was a journalist, novelist and playwright.
This memoir falls naturally into two parts. The first part is a fascinating view from the inside of the life of a girl and young woman growing up in the last years of traditional Ottoman Turkey. Her story is rich with character, detail, and color and she tells it with the skill of a novelist.
The second part of the memoir describes her life as a wife and mother and as a participant and observer in the difficult modernization Turkey's political and educational systems.
A helpful introduction is provided by Sibel Erol, Lecturer in Turkish Studies at New York University.
About the Author: Halide Edib was born in 1884 in Istanbul, Turkey, and died there in 1964. She grew up in a traditional Turkish household in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire.
She learned Arabic, Greek and English and became a journalist, novelist and playwright. Through the force of her writing and her character, she became a shrewd observer and vigorous participant in the modernization of Turkey, its political and educational systems. She has been referred to as the most important woman in Turkish history.
Title: House With Wisteria Memoirs Of Halide
Publisher: LEOPOLIS PRESS
Publication Date: 2003
Binding: Trade Paperback
Book Condition: Good
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Book Description Leopolis Press, Charlottesville, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: Near Fine. Paperback, 8vo. 407 pp. Previous owner's gift inscription on half title page. Else FINE. All domestic orders $100 and over will be upgraded to USPS Priority shipping at no additional cost. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 88179
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