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The Book of Dede Korkut by Unknown; Geoffrey Lewis - Paperback - First Thus, Second Printing - 1974 - from Books of the World (SKU: RWARE0000000005)

The Book of Dede Korkut

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The Book of Dede Korkut

by Unknown; Geoffrey Lewis

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0140442987
ISBN 13
9780140442984
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Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England: Penguin, 1974. Trade Paperback. First Thus, second printing, 1982. Very Good. Interior tanned but unmarked. Spine straight, but creased. Edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 213 pages.

The Book of Dede Korkut is a collection of twelve stories set in the heroic age of the Oghuz Turks, a nomadic tribe who had journeyed westwards through Central Asia from the ninth century onwards. The stories are peopled by characters as bizarre as they are unforgettable: Crazy Karchar, whose unpredictability requires an army of fleas to manage it; Kazan, who cheerfully pretends to necrophilia in order to escape from prison; the monster Goggle-eye; and the heroine Chichek, who shoots, races on horseback and wrestles her lover. Geoffrey Lewis's classic translation retains the odd and oddly appealing style of the stories, with their mixture of the colloquial, the poetic and the dignified, and magnificently conveys the way in which they bring to life a wild society and its inhabitants. This edition also includes an introduction, a map and explanatory notes.

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Bookseller Inventory #
RWARE0000000005
Title
The Book of Dede Korkut
Author
Unknown; Geoffrey Lewis
Format/binding
Trade Paperback
Book condition
Used - Good+
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Thus, Second Printing
Binding
Paperback
ISBN 10
0140442987
ISBN 13
9780140442984
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Place of Publication
Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England
Date published
1974
Keywords
Turkey, Turkish, Turks, Oghuz Turks, Central Asia, fiction, literature, short stories, folk tales, anthology, anthologies, adventure
Bookseller catalogs
Fiction; Asia; Middle East;
Size
8vo

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