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Turkish Novel
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 15.1830  Wednesday, 6 October 2004

From:           Tom Dale Keever <
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Date:           Tuesday, 05 Oct 2004 10:21:33 -0400
Subject:        Turkish Novel

I just got the following recommendation from a friend for the Turkish
novel "Snow."  Has anyone else read this?

"I finished reading the noire and depressing Turkish novel 'Snow,' by
Orhan Pamuk.  It has an odd plot twist, though.  A mountain city is cut
off by snow storms and is taken over by secularists to prevent Muslim
fundamentalists from winning an election.  The coup is led by a deranged
theater company that uses guns and real bullets rather than swords in
their plays and the climax is a reenactment of Kyd's 'Spanish Tragedy.'
  Of course, they also introduce belly-dancing into all their work in
order to keep the audiences interested."

Tom

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