Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali

Madonna-in-a-fur-coatMy first Turkish book, I believe! This is one I read for Shiny New Books last issue (which reminds me, I should really start organising books for the next edition… if anybody knows of any reprints coming out soon, let me know!) Read the whole review, or here’s the beginning…

Madonna in a Fur Coat, translated by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe, was first published in Turkish in 1943. This translation is the first time this Turkish classic has been available in English, so the book cannot strictly be called a reprint – but we are bound by the restrictions of WordPress (only 4 categories allowed for the menu!) and the fact that new translations make up only a tiny percentage of new titles. We hope Freely and Dawe – and Ali – will forgive us; this is certainly a glimpse back into the Turkey of the 1940s, whichever way we look at it.


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  • September 3, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Post Hypnotic Press is just about to release “Onions in the Stew” (1955), the fourth and final memoir by Betty MacDonald in audio – already available are “The Egg and I” (1945), “The Plague and I” (1948), and “Anybody Can Do Anything” (1945), all narrated by the fabulously talented Heather Henderson. Post Hypnotic Press is also releasing Paula Becker’s biography about Betty MacDonald in audio read by the author – print (University of Washington Press) and audio are available September 10th. The University of Washington Press is also re-releasing “The Plague and I”, “Anybody Can Do Anything” and “Onions in the Stew” in print – “The Egg and I” has been in print continuously since it’s original publication in 1945.

    Watch Post Hypnotic Press for more classics and re-releases in audio and print. Upcoming titles in audio include John Neufeld’s “Lisa, Bright and Dark” (1968) narrated by Kay Lenz (we’re very excited!) and “Edgar Allen” (1968) read by the author!

    Upcoming titles in audio/print/ebook include Frederic Wakeman’s “The Hucksters” (1946) – the original “Mad Men” – and “Shore Leave” (1944), “a restless disquieting portrayal of the emotional byproducts of war.” Kirkus Reviews 1944.


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