Madonna in A Fur Coat

Madonna in A Fur Coat

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A shy young man leaves his home in rural Turkey to learn a trade and discover life in 1920s Berlin. There, amid the city's bustling streets, elegant museums, passionate politics and seedy cabarets, a chance meeting transforms his life forever. Caught between his desire for freedom and his yearning to belong, he struggles to hold on to the new life he has found.
Publisher: New York : Other Press, 2017
ISBN: 9781590518809
Characteristics: 200 pages ; 21 cm


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May 31, 2017

This is an interesting book, first published in 1943 and only now being widely read in Turkey, perhaps because Sabahattin Ali eschewed traditional gender roles and fought against government censorship. The description by the "Madonna in a Fur Coat" of relationships between men and women reads like a contemporary feminist text.


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