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    The Wind from the Plain Trilogy (Paperback) By (author) Yashar Kemal, Translated by Thilda Kemal

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    DescriptionIn "The Wind From the Plain Trilogy", acclaimed Turkish novelist Yashar Kemal uses his powerful skills as a storyteller to conjure a vanishing way of life. In rich, lyrical prose, Kemal's epic of rural Turkey portrays a country and a people uneasily poised between tradition and modernity, between East and West. Each novel follows his protagonists as they struggle to survive in this changing world without losing the traditions and values that define them as a people. The daily struggles draw us into a vibrant culture that is rarely represented for Western readers, but nevertheless evokes universal themes of family, work, suffering, and mortality. Long considered a contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, Kemal has created in his depiction of Cukurova what William Faulkner and Gabriel Garcia Marquez envisioned in their dreamworlds of Yoknapatawpha County and Macondo. A student of oral tradition as well as of Cervantes, Stendhal, and Chekhov, Kemal creates legends born of his own experience. Through Thilda Kemal's skilled translation, the titles that comprise this triology - "The Wind from the Plain"; "Iron Earth", "Copper Sky"; and, "The Undying Grass" - will now reach an English-language audience in one comprehensive edition for the first time.


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    Title
    The Wind from the Plain Trilogy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Yashar Kemal, Translated by Thilda Kemal
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 210 mm
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780300170399
    ISBN 10: 0300170394
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 74
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 894.3533
    BISAC V2.8: FIC000000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    BIC E4L: GNR
    Publisher
    Yale University Press
    Imprint name
    Yale University Press
    Publication date
    15 January 2016
    Publication City/Country
    New Haven
    Author Information
    Yashar Kemal was born in Adana, Turkey in 1922. He is the son of Kurdish landowners who fled eastern Anatolia in 1915. Much of Kemal's writing is inspired by the folklore of Anatolia, and draws on its well-known tales and figures. His first novel, Memed, My Hawk, was published in 1955 and won the Varlik Prize for best novel of the year. Kemal's other books include Salman the Solitary, Seagull, and They Burn the Thistles. Yashar Kemal lives in Istanbul.