Cold Nights of Childhood

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Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Transit Books
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.25 X 8.0 X 0.4 inches | 0.35 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781945492693

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About the Author

Tezer Özlü was born in 1943 in Turkey and lived in Paris, Ankara, Istanbul, Berlin, and Zurich where she died in 1986. Cold Nights of Childhood is her first novel to be translated into English.Maureen Freely is a writer, translator and Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies and a member of English PEN. She is the author of six novels, three works of non-fiction and is the translator of five books by the Turkish Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk.

Reviews

"In Özlü's posthumous English-language debut, a young woman describes her 1950s childhood and her treatment for mental illness in her 20s. 'All I ever wanted was to be free to think and act beyond the tedious limits set by the petit bourgeoisie, ' says the narrator... The edition includes a magnificent introduction from Ayşegül Savaş, who puts Özlü (1943-1986) in a lineage with Italo Svevo and Franz Kafka and praises her frank approach to sexuality as 'neither sensational nor metaphorical.'"--Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A profoundly moving account of desperation, exhilaration, and endurance."--Kirkus Reviews

"It's uncanny how clearly Özlü speaks of a different time yet, simultaneously, of this moment."--The Financial Times