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To ask other readers questions about Huzur , please sign up. Do we have an English translation of this book? Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Huzur. A Mind at Piece was an inspiration or Orhan Pamuk and rightfully so.
The tale is split into four sections: the present, then two on the past and a final one following the events of the first. He is an introvert and we learn that he A Mind at Piece was an inspiration or Orhan Pamuk and rightfully so. He is an introvert and we learn that he recently broke up with the love of his life, Nuran.
He has lived with his brilliant, artistic cousin Ihsan for whom the first part is named and Ihsan's slightly deranged but devoted wife Macide. His father is killed during the Greek invasion of Anatolia and his mother dies during their flight towards the Mediterranean.
There is beautiful writing and images. Tanpinar certainly knew a lot about classical ottoman music and goes on for many pages about its history and nuances. A feeling of intense energy that both excites and calms.
Well, I think Tanpinar's sentence is far more descriptive than mine! Undergirding each piece recollected in profundity, are the particularities of the episode in which it was encountered and in certain respects, the venture of this episode is but the transfusion of music into one's life.
There are two primary songs at work here: the traditional ottoman song that Nuran loves to sing "Song in Mahur" see page 62 et. Interestingly, the structure of the book follows a sort of structure analogous to a concerto: a fast paced start setting the themes in place, a longer and slower 2nd section which develops the themes, a short rondo for the 3rd section often subsumed into the 3rd movement of the concerto as with Op 16 for example with some suspense and the denouement in an allegro, faster than the middle two sections but slower than the first to end the piece.
In this case, the ending is a bit post-modern, kind of like hitting a false key at the end as in a John Cage piece. Another thing that struck me was the use of internal dialog using italics.
Sometimes, these interventions sounded like they were coming from the author himself rather than his character. I felt it was like the heavy brushwork on, say, a Tintoretto painting or the cries of ecstasy that Jarrett often emits which playing his solo work - it disturbs some to see the artificial wall between the painter, his work and the audience broken, but it also gives it a tinge of realism that I appreciate.
Overall, I felt it was a wonderful book and nearly a 5 star read. Perhaps, if I was more well-versed in Turkish history and culture, I would have appreciated more the long passages of background more than I did. In any case, if you enjoyed reading Orhan Pamuk, you will most likely, as I did, appreciate this work which had a definite influence on him. View all 12 comments. View all 4 comments. View all 20 comments. I started reading 'Seelenfrieden' 'A Mind at Peace', or 'Huzur' in Turkish nearly two years ago; inspired by Orhan Pamuk's claim that it is "the best Istanbul novel ever written".
It is not just that both are stories set in Istanbul, or about lost love; they, too, share their preoccupation with notions of time - also as documents of an era pre-WW2 in the case I started reading 'Seelenfrieden' 'A Mind at Peace', or 'Huzur' in Turkish nearly two years ago; inspired by Orhan Pamuk's claim that it is "the best Istanbul novel ever written".
It is not just that both are stories set in Istanbul, or about lost love; they, too, share their preoccupation with notions of time - also as documents of an era pre-WW2 in the case of Huzur. Both stories, too, share something about their main characters. All in all, not much of a joy to read especially given the length of this tome , but interesting too see Pamuk's inspiration. View 1 comment. Bir yazar. Reelist biri o. Burada yazar 2. Ve Nuran Birde Suat var. Sindire sndire okudum. View 2 comments.
Aug 14, Nathan "N. Joshua Cohen identifies this novel as the Turkish Ulysses. I beg to differ. Respectfully of course. I really don't seriously Joshua Cohen identifies this novel as the Turkish Ulysses. I really don't seriously object to this reference point of "Ulysses" or "Joyce". I don't know if Cohen could've known of it certainly! A Mind at Peace tasted more of Proust in its interiority while with The Disconnected you have a whole gambit of linguistic and literary styles and genre.
The thing about "unfolds over hours" is the least significant facet of Ulysses. It's the range of language. Still and all, A Mind at Peace is a great modernist novel. Nov 06, huzeyfe rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. Dec 22, nur rated it it was amazing. Dec 01, Mehmet B rated it it was amazing. Mar 26, Fatih rated it liked it Shelves: klasikler , turk-klasikler. View all 3 comments. Naprosto, sentiment ove knjige nije za mene.
View all 5 comments. Feb 26, Perihan rated it liked it. Kendimizi sevmiyoruz. Dec 31, Laila rated it it was amazing. Gecen sene "Huzur"u okumus ama konsantre eksikliginden ama icerikdeki musikiye olan yabanciligimdan kendimi verememistim. Bu yuzden yaptigim degerlendirme de cok saglikli degildi. Bu ikinci okumamda kacirdiklarima biraz daha yakinim saniyorum. Bir de Tanpinar'in essiz betimlemeleri Nuran, Mumtaz, Ihsan bas karakterler olsalar da ben Emin Dede ile Tevfik Bey'in hayata karsi duruslarindan cok etkilendim.
Yer Gecen sene "Huzur"u okumus ama konsantre eksikliginden ama icerikdeki musikiye olan yabanciligimdan kendimi verememistim. Yeri geldi Suat'a kufrettim yeri geldi acidim Hikayenin turnusol kagidiydi belkide. Simdi sirada Mahur Beste var Sevgili tavsiyesiyle keyifle okuyacagima emin oldugum. Artik biliyorum ki kafanin sakin oldugu, dogru zamansa okunan Tanpinar eseri hayat icin bir kazanc. Iyi ki okumusum Sep 18, eyfiti piti rated it really liked it. Jan 18, Fethi Naci rated it it was amazing.
Adaptation of “Huzur” An Iconic Turkish Novel by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar at the State Theatre
Huzur is, above all, a novel that deals with the psychological states of its characters, and as such, not an obvious choice for a stage adaptation. If you strip away the stream of consciousness, there is not much of a plot to go on with, and so the setting becomes crucial. The story is set in decaying houses by the Bosporus and boat rides on the Bosporus itself, with excursions to the old city. Press photo.
Huzur : Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar
Though he was known in his lifetime as a major poet, renowned scholar, and prolific essayist, he was not recognized as a major fiction writer until a decade after his death. It was in the context of the growing interest in the 19th- and early 20th-century Ottoman past that Tanpinar's fiction was rediscovered and given new meaning. His subject matter has become relevant to contemporary interests and his aesthetic complexity including a dense Perso-Arabic vocabulary is no longer objectionable. Today, he is considered to be an icon of Turkish literature and is an influence on many contemporary Turkish novelists, foremost among them Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk.