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Durduğum Kürk Mantolu Madonnayı seyre dalıyor ta kapılar kapanıncaya kadar orada bekliyordumKimi tutkular rehberimiz olur yaşam boyunca Kollarıyla bizi sarar Sorgulamadan peşlerinden gideriz ve hiç pişman olmayacağımızı biliriz Yapıtlar. 28022017 ISTANBUL A young Turkish man arrives in 1920s Berlin Ignoring his business of soap manufacturing he spends his days learning German and his nights reading books especially the Russians and especially Turgenev He explores the city s parks its wide streets its museums and art galleries He is looking as he put it for something to sweep me off my feet He finds it one evening at a gallery where he stands transfixed in front of a painting of a young woman dressed in a fur coat Day after day he returns to stare at the painting One evening drunk and out on the town he sees the woman in the flesh Her name is Maria and the life of the young man Raif is transformedsourceMay 2016 When it was first published in Istanbul in 1943 it made no impression whatsoever Decades later when Madonna in a Fur Coat became the sort of book that passed from friend to friend the literary establishment continued to ignore it Even those who greatly admired the other works of Sabahattin Ali viewed this one as a puzzling aberration It was just a love story they said the sort that schoolgirls fawned over And yet for the past three years it has topped the bestseller lists in Turkey outselling Orhan Pamuk It is read loved and wept over by men and women of all ages but most of all by young adults And no one seems able to explain uite whysourceOpening Of all the people I have chanced upon in life there is no one who has left a greater impression Months have passed but still Raif Efendi haunts my thoughtsWell I neverHad so much to say about this short story when lying awake in the dark recounting my interaction and I do so wish I had had the integrity to sit up and mark down some bullet points that would have helped me nowMarked this up as current read as I wanted something away from the raw diet of current affairs needing something fictional from my TBR shelves as an antidote to the White House as described by the cheekily opportunist Mr Wolfe and the side dish of withering weathered revelations from Stormy I then became interested in the headline about Mantel s third Cromwell book so took myself off to netgalley to see if that was there Thomas wasn t but this novella is I kid you not 5 Perfection Sylvia Pankhurst orada bekliyordumKimi tutkular rehberimiz Attack of Apollyon: Revenge of the Locusts olur yaşam boyunca Kollarıyla bizi sarar Sorgulamadan peşlerinden gideriz ve hiç pişman Aikido and the Dynamic Sphere An Illustrated Introduction Tuttle Martial Arts olmayacağımızı biliriz Yapıtlar. 28022017 ISTANBUL A young Turkish man arrives in 1920s Berlin Ignoring his business The Empirical Stance The Terry Lectures Series of soap manufacturing he spends his days learning German and his nights reading books especially the Russians and especially Turgenev He explores the city s parks its wide streets its museums and art galleries He is looking as he put it for something to sweep me Book of Isms off my feet He finds it バガボンド 1 one evening at a gallery where he stands transfixed in front Расул Гамзатов Стихи of a painting Disrupted My Misadventure in the Start Up Bubble of a young woman dressed in a fur coat Day after day he returns to stare at the painting One evening drunk and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for Project Managers out Uncle Tom's Cabin; 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Kürk Mantolu Madonna

ında insanların görünmeyen yüzlerini ortaya çıkaran Sabahattin Ali bu kitabında güçlü bir tutkunun resmini çiziyor Düzenin sildiği kişiliklere yaşamın uçuculuğuna ve aşkın olanaksızlığına dair yanıtlanması zor sorular soruyor. A wonderful story of unfulfilled love and lost opportunities This is a tale of a shy young man s exhilarating experience of devoted love of a modern woman against the backdrop of social innovation and artistic ferment in Berlin between the two world wars The rollercoaster of successes and failures in this romance are classic as are the triumphs and tragedies But this is no melodrama It confronts the challenges to achieving the balance in the relationship between the sexes in a way that feels relevant to me today That the main character is Turkish and the woman of hybrid German and Czech Jewish adds another dimension that enriched the read for me The narrator takes a job in a large business in Ankara where he tries to befriend his officemate Rafe Efendi a self effacing man who uietly does his job as a German translator for commercial correspondence Despite hearing that his translations are timely accurate and even elegant he can t understand why Rafe puts up with all the ridicule and mockery from his colleagues When tasked with taking work to him at home when he is sick the narrator learns that his wife children and in laws who depend on his income abuse him and take him for granted How can such a generous soul end up with such an attitude of defeat and acuiescent to being reviled The narrator begins to see the hidden depths behind the man In addition to a love of literature comparable to the narrator Rafe retains a spiritual spark beneath the surface Though he looked like an old man when viewed from the side or from above he looked enchantingly and childishly innocent when he smiled Ali has the narrator lay down some key lessons of this tale near the beginning of trying to see Rafe s hidden layers When misfortune visits those who once walked alongside us we do tend to feel relief almost as if we believe we ourselves have been spared and as we come to convince ourselves that they are suffering in our stead we feel for these wretched creatures We feel mercifulAnd there I was trying so hard to penetrate someone else s mind to try to find out if the soul hiding inside it was ordered or in turmoil For even the most wretched and simpleminded man could be a surprise even a fool could have a soul whose torments were a constant source of amazement Why are we so slow to see this and why do we assume that it is the easiest thing in the world to know and judge anotherWhen Rafe gets seriously ill he entrusts a journal from his youth to his new friend our narrator His story begins when his academic ambitions in poetry are curtailed by a family mission to Berlin where he is tasked to learn the business of perfumed soaps as a strategy to expand their olive oil business His rich romantic fantasy life inspired by literature clashes with his social awkwardness in talking or interacting with women Even I can empathize with his ineptness If I ever met a woman I found attractive my first thought was to run away From the moment we came face to face I lived in dread that my every glance and movement might reveal my true feelings Drowning in shame I became the most miserable person on earthHe finds solace at the art museum where he has become particularly obsessed with a painting called Madonna in a Fur Coat which features a spiritual elegant and melancholy woman whose eyes he can stare into without compunctions A woman in a group of artists passing by Maria boldly asks him about his devotion to the painting a brief and liberating interaction that sparks a surprising enticement with her and the courage to pursue her further When he encounters her again singing at a dancehall he is surprised at the friendly eye contact Without pretense or moving her lips she was greeting me like an old friend She spoke only with her eyes but she made her meaning clearIn fact he is slow to recognize that the elegant woman in the painting the outspoken intellectual artist and the common dancehall performer are one in the same person I loved how Rafe s coming to us in layers is matched by layers he must parse in his love interest I got some nice zings of wisdom out of the portrayal of love as involving both a selfless and selfish dimensions such as this highlighting of how sudden love spurs us to reach far while at the same time exposing our yawning needs A shaft of light had passed over me illuminating my empty life with possibilities I dared not uestionI won t spoil anything about the evolution of this relationship but I will share some aspects of her Maria s character and attitudes For example she has a chip on her shoulder over the arrogance and presumption of men with regard to women especially their angry responses when their advances are rejectedWhy is it always we surrender and you take the spoils Why is it that even in the way you beg there is dominance and pity in the way we refuse Rafe and readers like me has no problem empathizing with her modern outlook Men and women have such a hard time understanding what we want from each other and our emotions are so foggy that we hardly know what we are doing We get lost in the current I don t want that If I have to do things that seem to me to be unnecessary and unsatisfying I end up hating myself But what I hate most is women always having to be passiveHowever two barriers stand in his way to getting closer to this alluring woman s flame On the one hand she pegs him as almost a virtual woman she can feel safe to befriend On the other hand she sets uite a serious boundary for him There s one thing you must remember This all ends the moment you want something from me You can t ask me for anything Anything do you hearI felt I was witnessing the playing out of the idea that a great love can inspire one to become a better person How the foundations of a self constructed from its ephemeral substance can sustain the tragic storms of life I appreciated the narrator s journey into hidden layers of Rafe revealing such a noble bedrock built from love under the surface of what appears to all as a simple but broken spirit With Maria we get the layers of spiritual elegance portrayed in her self portrait the free spirited intellectual and social artist and the common and compromised dancehall singer This story reminds me some of Melville s Bartleby the Scrivener with its revelations of the hidden life of an office grind and some of John Prine s song Hello in There about the benefits of listening to the stories of the old and disabled I feel an even powerful link to Escher s Three Worlds which illustrates the strange coexistence of life on different planes Written during World War 2 while reflecting on the interwar period this book likely embodies subtle critical dissection of Turkish society But the author had to be careful as he ran into trouble over political content in his poetry and prose and experienced periods of imprisonment as a conseuence Having a portrayal of a Turkish man ready to embrace feminism while abroad in a European society is one way of highlighting cultural deficiencies at home The affinity of the Ottomans for the German Empire during World War 1 was different from the largely neutral but anti fascist course that Turkey took in World War 2 Sabahattin Ali writes from direct knowledge of German culture based on having studied there for two years in 1928 and subseuent work as a high school German teacher Madonna in a Fur Coat was published to great acclaim in 1943 Tragically he was killed at age 41 under mysterious circumstances at the Bulgarian border in 1948 We are lucky to have access to this first English translation I agree with the sentiment that this is a hidden gem of world literatureThe book are provided for review by the publisher through the Netgalley program Sabahattin Ali 1907 1948

summary Kürk Mantolu Madonna

Her gün daima öğleden sonra oraya gidiyor koridorlardaki resimlere bakıyormuş gibi ağır ağır fakat büyük bir sabırsızlıkla asıl hedefine varmak isteyen adımlarımı zorla zapt ederek geziniyor rastgele gözüme çarpmış gibi önünde. Turkish literature was brought into the spotlight in recent years with writers like Orhan Pamuk and Elif afak being known and read internationally I prefer to look for the less popular ones though and while Sabahattin Ali is well known in his home country his work is unfortunately not available in most international translations K rk Mantolu Madonna Madonna in a Fur Coat is a short but masterly novel It is the love story of Raif Bey a young Turkish student in 1920 s Germany and Maria Puder a Berliner painter It is by all means a sentimental story the classic kind where things don t turn out well But while many stories end similarly I loved how it all started him falling in love with her portrait in a galleryThis is Sabahattin Ali s most famous novel and I recommend it to everyone for its beautifully constructed passages its bitter sweetness its all too actual descriptions of cultural differences A modern classic


10 thoughts on “Kürk Mantolu Madonna

  1. says:

    Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali is considered one of the foremost Turkish classics of the 20th century Written in 1941 and describing how both Germany and Turkey had changed following the Great War this classic is now available in Engl

  2. says:

    I was staggered to learn that when released in 1943 Sabahattin Ali's achingly heartfelt novel made no impression whatsoever

  3. says:

    Turkish literature was brought into the spotlight in recent years with writers like Orhan Pamuk and Elif Şafak being known and read internationally I prefer to look for the less popular ones though; and while Sab

  4. says:

    28022017 ISTANBUL — A young Turkish man arrives in 1920s Berlin Ignoring his business of soap manufacturing he spends his days learning German and his nights reading books — especially the Russians and especially Turgenev He explores the city’s parks its wide streets its museums and art galleries He is look

  5. says:

    A truly beautiful book about a Turkish man who goes to Berlin in the roaring 20 ties During a visit to an exposition of modern art our shy and asocial young man is attracted by the self portrait of a young woman the Madonna in a fur coat Intrigued as he is by this work of art he goes looking for the artist Maria What fo

  6. says:

    4 and a half starsThis is a tricky one to review It's not a new story it was originally written in the 40s nor is it especially original I think star crossed lovers must be the oldest story in the world But this one is written with such melancholy longing introspection and uiet passion that it turned out to be unlike any story of love lost I have read beforeA uiet very lonely young man from Turkey goes to Berlin in the l

  7. says:

    “The pain of losing something precious –– be it earthly happiness or material wealth –– can be forgotten over time But our missed opportunities never leave us and every time they come back to haunt us we ache p 154My attention was drawn to Sabahattin Ali’s Madonna in a Fur Coat thanks to this compelling review in The Guardian to the above mentioned review Sabahattin Ali’s Madonna in a Fur Coat w

  8. says:

    A wonderful story of unfulfilled love and lost opportunities This is a tale of a shy young man’s exhilarating experience of devoted love of a modern woman against the backdrop of social innovation and artistic ferment in Berlin between the t

  9. says:

    «Madonna in a Fur Coat» «Kürk Mantolu Madonna»Sabahattin Ali 1943⠀penguinclassics 2017⠀What would happen if Romeo would be the shy Turkish boy and Juliet strong willed German girl?⠀Madonna in a Fur Coat tragic and melanchol

  10. says:

    I get a bit suspicious going into these 'lost classics' mainly because y'know they're not really lost they just haven't been canonised by some white dudes in the West they have a very specific woe is me melancholy that appea

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