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The Book of Dede Korkut by Geoffrey Lewis
  

The Book of Dede Korkut

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The Book of Dede Korkut by Geoffrey Lewis

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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Book Info

Publication date

3rd November 2011

Author

Geoffrey Lewis

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Publisher

Penguin Classics an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
224 pages

Categories

Classic fiction (pre c 1945)

ISBN

9780141199030

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