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Tanpınar's novel now in English
Hurriyet, 19.01.2009

With the support of the Turkish Cultural Foundation, Turkish novelist Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar's book "Huzur" has been published in the United States. The book has hit shelves titled "A Mind at Peace."

The New York based non-profit Archipelago Publishing House decided to translate the novel in 2004. Duke University member Erdağ Göknar has translated the book into English. Set on the eve of World War II, "A Mind at Peace" captures the anxieties of a Turkish family facing the difficult reality entrenched in the early republic, founded on the ashes of the Ottoman Empire in 1923.

Leading U.S. literature magazine Publisher's Weekly said the following about the novel: "Tanpinar's lyricism and resonant plot will leave U.S. readers wondering why they've had to wait so long to read this exquisite novel."

Source : Hurriyet