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By Elif Shafak

During this lyrical, exuberant follow-up to her 2007 novel, The Bastard of Istanbul, acclaimed Turkish writer Elif Shafak unfolds tantalizing parallel narratives—one modern and the opposite set within the 13th century, while Rumi encountered his non secular mentor, the whirling dervish often called Shams of Tabriz—that jointly incarnate the poet's undying message of love.

Ella Rubenstein is 40 years previous and unhappily married while she takes a task as a reader for a literary agent. Her first project is to learn and document on Sweet Blasphemy, a singular written by means of a guy named Aziz Zahara. Ella is mesmerized by way of his story of Shams's look for Rumi and the dervish's function in reworking the winning yet unsatisfied cleric right into a devoted mystic, passionate poet, and suggest of affection. She is usually considering Shams's classes, or principles, that supply perception into an historical philosophy according to the solidarity of everybody and religions, and the presence of affection in each one in every of us. As she reads on, she realizes that Rumi's tale mir­rors her personal and that Zahara—like Shams—has come to set her free.

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Adak (2007) ‘Identifying the “Internal Tumors” of World War I: Talaat Pasha’nın Hatıraları [Talaat Pasha’s Memoirs], or the Travels of a Unionist Apologia Armenian Genocide and 20th-Century Paramilitarism 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 25 into “History”’, in A. Bähr et al. (eds) Räume des Selbst: Selbstzeugnisforschung Transkulturell (Cologne: Böhlau), pp. 151–72. L. Einstein (1918) Inside Constantinople: A Diplomatist’s Diary during the Dardanelles Expedition, April–September, 1915 (London: John Murray), pp.

Everything needs to be leveled, no head should remain standing on a body. We have been in such situations so often and have done what needed to be done. ’49 Whereas many paramilitaries escaped with considerable booty and full impunity, some were deemed a liability to the Young Turk political elite. The memoirs of Fourth Army Chief of Staff, General Ali Fuat Erden (1883–1957) shed light on the relationship between the paramilitaries and the state. Erden had found bloody gold coins in the personal possessions of the militiamen.

For a detailed account of the Sarikamish disaster, see A. Müderrisog g ˘ lu (1997) Sarıkamıs¸ Dramı (Istanbul: Kass¸ tas¸), 2 Vols. 33. See, for example, A. I. Elkus (2004) Memoirs of Abram Elkus: Lawyer, Ambassador, Statesman (London: Gomidas Institute). 34. Quoted in T. Akçam (2007) A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility (New York: Metropolitan Books), p. 138. 35. A. Samih, ‘Umumi Harpte Kafkas Cephesi Hatıraları’, Kurun, 19 April 1935. · 36. K. S¸. ) (Istanbul: Türkiye Is¸ Bankası Kültür Yayınları), pp.

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