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One cannot imagine animals in and of themselves because of the reductive nature of “language”.

In brief, the conclusion reached at the end of this work is that the works of Bilge Karasu, a non-human-centered fictional world related to human-animal relations is established.

Shadows cast upon shadows: Stylistically adept, gripping both as horrific fable and personal struggle, even speaking to my personal aesthetic needs for dream larasu, meta-fictive play, and irrational architectures.

Mar 04, Blue rated it liked it Shelves: I got that most of it was one big collection of symbols and all those other literary terms one can use Is it the author who cannot make up his mind, or the character? A highly recommended book. Dec 18, Sharayer rated it it was amazing. View all 47 comments. It appears the narrative of a decent man, a writer of liberal sensibility who lives in a truly hellish place, where “nightworkers” prowl the streets, savagely murdering victims at random and leaving cryptic inscriptions about the advent of some bipge “big night.

It’s pretty short, though, and the different voices are very distinct. B Farkli bir kitapti demek dogru olur sanirim. What gets my affection most, is that it doesn’t try too hard; you don’t feel the author trying to sound deep, or twisting and turning the form of the book out of “Night” by the Turkish writer, Bilge Karasu: Buildings with staircases that move and lead nowhere.


The truthfulness of these statements will of course be called into question as the book progresses and the confines of the accepted narrative begin to fray and the possibility of a different layer or layers of textual reality begin karassu shine through. Example of a footnote: Preview — Night by Bilge Karasu.

Bilge Karasu – Biyografya

Karasu’s confusion is our own. This book is like an expressionist painting. Instead, it seems that Turkish politics have been beset by fascistic violence and unrest at multiple points. View all 8 comments.

Furthermore, in these texts, tools of literary representation such as symbols and metaphors that describe the encounters between the reader and animals have been transformed through postmodern narrative techniques.

I have no idea what happened. Bilge Karasu — was born in Istanbul and became the pre-eminent Turkish modernist writer.

Kılavuz – Bilge Karasu – Google Books

Return to Book Page. Mirrors reflected in mirrors. Still, an interesting book. Think of it as a slightly longish novella, which can be consumed in one to two fairly quick sittings. Unclear to me, and debatable, but this slim book sure has the Eastern European literature vibe down: As Sean points out in his reviewthe period of the 70s during which Karasu composed this novel was one such time, which may in turn explain why it went unpublished until Night begins as a writer’s notebook.


So — assuming you have access to a library that can get this book for you — there should be no reason not to give it a whirl. With its rotating cast of first-person narrators and its intermittent footnotes initially penned by ‘the author’ [who may or may not be yet another fictional construct] and later hijacked by other figuresthe novel demands alertness from its readers. Bilgee Lift Date Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Bilge Karasu

Books by Bilge Karasu. By the beginning of the s, he had tried an kadasu form of expression in Gocmus Kediler Bahcesi The Garden of Departed Cats and incorporated other forms of art into his writing.

Sevinc and the original narrator become lovers who keep being reunited, and Sevim, another former schoolmate and for a time the administrator’s wife, finds herself in a struggle between strategy and conscience that ends in her murder. In asides and footnotes, the writer decides on one narrative strategy, second-guesses it, then tries another, as he works his way toward an ending he cannot quite imagine.

Karasu worked in the foreign broadcast department of Radio Ankara until a Rockefeller University scholarship made it possible for him to Bilge Karasu — was born in Istanbul and became the pre-eminent Turkish modernist writer.

Don’t expect any answers.