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- DescriptionThis book made Irfan Orga something of a celebrity when it was first published in the 1950s. It is about living with a madic people who have sense of belonging to a nation or the world beyond their tribe. Orga journeys to the center of Turkey to stay with the Yuruk mads in the High Taurus Mountains. There he learns their lore, listens to their legends, and lives to feel that heroes dead a thousand years and abducted princesses turned mad by grief are still palpably alive. Orga opens a world untouched by politics or the march of events. He reconnects us with a once-ubiquitous emotional landscape-a visceral place underpinned by elemental values.
- Author BiographyIrfan Orga was born into a rich Ottoman family which was decimated, financially and emotionally, by the First World War. He joined the Turkish Air Force but was forced into exile by a law forbidding members of the armed forces to marry foreigners. Living in England with his Anglo-Irish wife and their son Ates, he was largely supported by his wife, though the publication of Portrait of a Turkish Family and The Caravan Moves On made him a literary celebrity in the 50s.
- Author(s)Irfan Orga
- PublisherEland Publishing Ltd
- Date of Publication31/07/2002
- SubjectTravel Writing
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEland Publishing Ltd
- Content Note1 illustrations map
- Weight227 g
- Width140 mm
- Height212 mm
- Spine19 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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