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Musa Moris Farhi MBE (5 July 1935 – 5 March 2019) was a Turkish author who was vice-president of International PEN from 2001 to his death in 2019. Farhi was born to a Sephardic Jewish family in Ankara, Turkey, in 1935. in Humanities from Robert Academy, Istanbul, in 1954. He came to the UK in the same year and trained at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 1956 and settling in London. After a brief career as an actor, he took up writing.

Farhi's book is, in the final distillation, a plaintive cry for pluralism, multiculturalism, tolerance, and modernity that's entirely relevant to today, as Turkey struggles with the Kurdish question, EU membership, and Islamic fundamentalists. Probably of greatest interest to those interested in the Jewish angle, but worth reading by anyone with an interest in Turkey.

Moris Farhi's stories of lives in the melting pot of post-imperial Istanbul, Young Turk, are richly rewarding . In his ragged and exuberant anti-novel, Moris Farhi offers us 13. They're real stories - the type you'd stay up all night to hear. There are, I think, 17 heroes and heroines

Moris Farhi's stories of lives in the melting pot of post-imperial Istanbul, Young Turk, are richly rewarding says Maureen Freely. There are, I think, 17 heroes and heroines. But this is not a final count. Every time I go back I find a new one. Each story has a different narrator and is set at a different time, but there is a loose progression, with the first tales covering the period just before the second world war and the last covering the 1950s.

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He is the storyteller who goes round the neighbourhoods during the day and performs as our fire-eater at night e celestial bodies. If, for instance, a flea lands on the Dog Star, its weight, though minimal, still affects the star’s pull on us and alters the course of our lives. I imagine that’s how my life and the lives of those around me changed when the comet that passed by recently breathed upon the earth

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Young Turk - Moris Farhi. eISBN: 978-1-84659-115-0. First published in 2004 by Saqi Books. No part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.

Young Turk is a novel in thirteen positions. Reminiscent of Julio Cortazar and Italo Calvino, this is a wise, craftily spun and spine-tinglingly erotic tale of love, courage and the forging of conscience. One fee. Stacks of books.

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Novel: A fictional account based upon the author's growing up in Istanbul, Turkey in the late 40s & early 50s. Events (told by different characters) allow for philosophical observations and discussion. One event (a character deciding whether to attempt to fight multiple attackers or to run) parallels a theme in the larger story. Young Turk: A Novel
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Thirteen stories, each with their own narrator, are woven together to comprise this tapestry of life in Istanbul from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s. Although told through many mouths, the people are all somehow related, through friendship, kinship, schooling, or neighborhood. And while each story is it's own carefully crafted meditation on love, longing, friendship, sex, politics, or religion, they are bound by the common theme of what it means to be Turkish. Although the emphasis is on Turkish Jewry, narrative voices run the gamut, and include Muslim, Christian, Greek, Armenian, Donme, Gypsy, Levantine, and more, all of whom are proud Turks.

Most of the stories are concerned with earnest teenagers attempting to discover their place in the world. A world that is increasingly precarious, as World War II sets Europe ablaze and threatens to draw Turkey into the flames. For many of the characters, there are Jewish relatives to worry about, especially those in Nazi-occupied Greece. Several stories, touch upon the plight of the historically Jewish city of Salonica, where 90% of Jews were deported to death camps. The most memorable story revolves around the plan a few of the teenage boys have to sneak across the border in order bring of the boy's relatives back to Turkey using stolen British passports. Another memorable story revolves around a punitive tax imposed on all minority groups in 1942, when Turkey flirted with aligning itself with Germany. This was designed to strip all minorities, especially Jews, of their wealth, and was repealed 18 months later. The story concerns the efforts of people to help their Jewish neighbors.

Two figures appear throughout the stories as exemplars of what it means to be Turkish. Of course one is Ataturk, the founder of modern, secular Turkey, and his name is constantly evoked along the lines of "If Ataturk could see this, he wouldn't stand for it." The other is the poet Nazim Hikmet, whose praises are sung throughout. The voice for both of these is a progressive professor who becomes a hero for the young Turks who narrate these stories. Despite all the different narrators, the voice of the storytelling never shifts very much. Male, female, different classes, different backgrounds all sound more or less the same. The prose is a little too lush in painting the rich picture of Istanbul of fifty years ago, and the pervasive sense of tragedy gets somewhat wearying by the end of the 400 pages. Farhi's book is, in the final distillation, a plaintive cry for pluralism, multiculturalism, tolerance, and modernity that's entirely relevant to today, as Turkey struggles with the Kurdish question, EU membership, and Islamic fundamentalists. Probably of greatest interest to those interested in the Jewish angle, but worth reading by anyone with an interest in Turkey.
Young Turk download epub
Contemporary
Author: Moris Farhi
ISBN: 0863563511
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Contemporary
Language: English
Publisher: Saqi Books (2004)
Pages: 360 pages