We have been spending time in our homes isolated for a while due to the coronavirus epidemic. Many of us seek to make this important time at home productive with activities that will support both our physical health and mental health. Indeed, this process is cut out for reading books, watching movies and sharing with our family, which we want to do with the intensity of life! For this reason, we have brought together Turkish and World classic books you should read in our article. They will help you have a pleasant time during the isolation! Here are 15 books you should get!
Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar
Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü is among the classics of Turkish literature. It is a magnificent allegorical work written on the East-West contradiction. It is also an important issue in Turkish culture. It is also one of the most powerful novels in our literature.
İnce Memed, Yaşar Kemal
Ince Memed, one of the masters of Turkish literature, has a very special place for every reader. This epic novel should be among the things to be read with its immense Turkish. Its story, which reveals important emotions such as rebellion and enthusiasm.
Anayurt Hotel, Yusuf Atılgan
Anayurt Hotel is the second novel by Yusuf Atılgan. He is one of the important writers of modern Turkish literature. The novel is based on the inner world of the leading character named Zebercet. The movie adaptation of this unique novel, directed by Ömer Kavur in 1986, is as successful as the book.
Tutunamayanlar, Oğuz Atay
Unable to reach the reader on time, one of the ''cults'' of Turkish literature, today, it sees the value it deserves. This important novel regarded as the peak of the modernist novel in our literature. The book has inspired many writers and readers from past to present with its great language, depth of observation and dark humour.
Acımak, Reşat Nuri Güntekin
Acımak, one of the classics of Turkish literature, deals with the life of a teacher who has lost his sense of pity because of what he experienced at a young age. Acımak, a short-running novel that can be finished very quickly, can be an ideal book as the first book for those who are starting with Reşat Nuri.
Kuyucaklı Yusuf, Sabahattin Ali
Kuyucaklı Yusuf of Sabahattin Ali is one of the important books of our literature. The book is the pioneer of the bandit and revolt novels in Turkish literature. The story, designed as part of a trilogy, could not be completed due to the early death of the author.
On the Fertile Land, Orhan Kemal
This work of Orhan Kemal, one of the leading novelists of our literature, regarded as his masterpiece. The novel published 288 pages in the first edition, but in the second edition 10 years later, it was almost rewritten by the author and reached 427 pages. This feature of the work is remarkable.
Black Book, Orhan Pamuk
The Black Book of Nobel Leaurate writer Orhan Pamuk is described as a milestone in Turkish literature. In the book, Istanbul is turned into a worldwide literary city with different narrative techniques. The search stories are presented in a postmodern way.
To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee
This work by Harper Lee, one of the important writers of world literature, is about racism. Since the subject is explained from the perspective of a child, there is a sensitivity towards children in the narrative. To Kill a Mockingbird is among the most read books ever with its unique narrative and immersive story.
Transformation, Franz Kafka
Transformation, one of the most important world classics, is described as one of the perfect works of the 20th century. Kafka's simple and minimalist style offers the reader a range of images of richness.
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel Garcia Márquez is one of the most important writers of world literature. He won the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature with this work. The author in this work; wrote everything about fairy tales told by his grandmother to his funny relatives. He wrote all his real people with a fairy tale. That is why a Hundred Years of Loneliness is considered as the most important work of magical realism.
A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf
Feminist writer Virginia Woolf's A Room of Ones Own is about the story of her imaginary sister Judith. She does not have a room for her because she is a girl, although Shakespeare is talented, and whose life is guided by men. The work is one of the classic books of the feminist movement.
The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway
The Old Man and the Sea of Hemingway, one of the most prominent figures in world literature. The book deals with the struggle of a Cuban fisherman with a giant swordfish in the sea. The story, which is told with very simple and strong words, is one of the author's immortal works.
The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco's novel Gülün Adı is about the murder investigation that took place in a monastery in Italy in the 1300s. This historical novel examines the medieval Christian world in depth. It is also a very immersive detective story.
Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck
This work of John Steinbeck, the winner of the Pulitzer and Nobel Prize for Literature, is one of the masterpieces of modern world literature. The book is about the difficult life struggle of two friends who go to work on a farm in the hope of buying their own house and land.
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