!!> Reading ➽ Bliss ➶ Author O.Z. Livaneli – Girlnailart.us

Bliss Fifteen Year Old Meryem Lives In A Rural Village In Eastern Anatolia, Turkey Her Simple, Conventional Way Of Life Changes Dramatically After Her Uncle, A Sheikh In A Dervish Order, Rapes Her And Condemns Her To Death For Shaming The Family Asked To Carry Out The Honor Killing Is His Son Cemal, A Commando In The Turkish Army.So Begins A Long, Mystifying Voyage For Meryem As Her Shell Shocked Cousin Ushers Her To The Shining Metropolis Of Istanbul Where Another Troubled Soul, The Harvard Educated Professor Irfan, Embarks On His Own Journey Of Transformation One That Catapults Him Into The Heart Of Meryem And Cemal S Conflict.The Crossed Paths And Interwoven Destinies Of These Three Characters Makes For An Affecting, By Turns Brutal And Life Affirming Portrayal Of Traditional And Modern Day Turkey That No Reader Will Soon Forget.

mer Z lf Livaneli, born in 1946, is a singer, a composer, a bestselling Turkish author and a poet who is considered one of the most significant and influential authors and intellectuals of his time His books have won numerous literary awards, both in his home country and abroad.Although his novels are viewed as highly literary, Livaneli is considered the best selling contemporary author of Turk mer Z lf Livaneli, born in 1946, is a singer, a composer, a bestselling Turkish author and a poet who is considered one of the most significant and influential authors and intellectuals of his time His books have won numerous literary awards, both in his home country and abroad.Although his novels are viewed as highly literary, Livaneli is considered the best selling contemporary author of Turkey today The article A Festival of Musical Contrasts, which appeared in the International New York Times 9.7.2014 refers to Zuflu Livaneli as a composer.Livaneli is known for his novels that interweave diverse social and historical backgrounds, figures, and incidents, such as in Bliss which won the Barnes Noble s Discovery of Great New Writers Award in 2006, and in his critically acclaimed Serenade for Nadia , Leyla s House , and My Brother s Story , which were all translated into 37 languages and won numerous Turkish and International literary awards, and were highly praised by prominent literary critics around the world His novels have been turned into theatrical movies, stage plays, and operas.Livaneli was imprisoned several times during the 1971 Turkish coup d tat because of his political views and had to leave Turkey in 1972 and went on exile He lived in Stockholm, Paris, Athens, and New York where he met and collaborated with artists and intellectuals such as Elia Kazan, Arthur Miller, James Baldwin, and Peter Ustinov among others Livaneli returned to Turkey in 1984.His works and cultural and political activities and contributions to world peace were recognized by UNESCO in 1995 when he was appointed Goodwill Ambassador to UNESCO a post he still holds today He served a term in the Turkish Parliament as well as in the Council of Europe.Livaneli is as accomplished as a writer as he is as a poet and a songwriter, cultural and political activist Although he first became known for his contemporary music, Livaneli turned his focus to writing, in the last decades, when he realized that literature was closer to his heart His first collection of short stories, A Child in Purgatory , published in 1978 was turned into a movie by Swedish and German TV.He is also a prominent social democrat politician and was a member of the Turkish parliament for one term Livaneli s novels have been turned into theatrical movies, stage plays, and operas.Livaneli is known for his contemporary music, in much the same way as Bob Dylan and his contemporaries in the United States were in the 60 s His 1997 Ankara concert was attended by no less than 500 thousand people His collaborations with Mikis Theodorakis of Greece have been noted as a gesture of bringing together the two countries Livaneli has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 1996.Livaneli has composed some three hundred songs, a rhapsody recorded by London Symphony Orchestra , and a ballet His compositions have reached cult status nationwide and have been performed by internationally renowned artists such as Joan Baez, Maria Farantouri, Mar a del Mar Bonet, Udo Lindenberg, Haris Alexiou, Jocelyn B Smith, and Kate Westbrook He has also written five plays and thirty film soundtracks Among these soundtracks are the soundtrack for Yol The Path , directed by Yilmaz G ney and winner of the Golden Palm in Cannes Film Festival, The Herd , directed by Y lmaz G ney and Zeki kten, and Shirin s Wedding by German director Helma Sanders Brahms His recordings have been published in the USA, Sweden, Germany, Holland and France, and he has given dozens of concerts throughout the world He has produced albums and performed with Mikis Theodorakis and Maria Farantouri, and he has also collaborated with Manos Hatzidakis, Giora Feidman, Inti Illimani and ngel Parra In 2010, he sang Mothers of The Disappeared with Bono at U2 s concert in Istanbul, Turkey, which was U2 s first ever concert in Istanbul Livaneli has been distinguished with the awa

!!> Reading ➽ Bliss  ➶ Author O.Z. Livaneli – Girlnailart.us
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Bliss
  • O.Z. Livaneli
  • English
  • 07 June 2018
  • 0312360541

10 thoughts on “Bliss

  1. says:

    Read a book set in your country Kitab be endim ama y ld zdan fazla veremeyece im Bu kitap 2000 lerin ba lar nda ya ayan bir insan i in harika bir kitap olabilir ama u anda kitapta konu ulan konular her ne kadar devam etse de so udu art k nsan yeter ba ka bir eylere bakal m diyor Yazar T rkiye hakk nda ne varsa anlatm , kad nlar n ektikleri, tecav z, PKK yla sava , k ylerin yak lmas , askeri operasyonlar, haks zl klar, stanbul a g , fakirlik, zenginlik, meyhaneler, e lenceler, Ka Read a book set in your country Kitab be endim ama y ld zdan fazla veremeyece im Bu kitap 2000 lerin ba lar nda ya ayan bir insan i in harika bir kitap olabilir ama u anda kitapta konu ulan konular her ne kadar devam etse de so udu art k nsan yeter ba ka bir eylere bakal m diyor Yazar T rkiye hakk nda ne varsa anlatm , kad nlar n ektikleri, tecav z, PKK yla sava , k ylerin yak lmas , askeri operasyonlar, haks zl klar, stanbul a g , fakirlik, zenginlik, meyhaneler, e lenceler, Kardak krizi, zidiler, Ege ye K rt ak nne ararsan z var kitapta.Yazar karars z kalm gibi geliyor bana u ekilde bir karars zl k kitab siyasi ve d nya g r olarak karakterlerin g z nden mi yazmak gerekiyor yoksa yazar n kendi g r leri gere ince mi yazmak Kad nlar ve cinsiyet hakk nda yazarken Meryem in g z nden yazm her seferinde hi bir ekilde karakterlere m dahale ederek onlar n asl nda ger ek hayatlar nda kullanma...

  2. says:

    Three characters cross paths in O Z Livaneli s Bliss a professor facing a mid life crisis an ex soldier experiencing PTSD a young woman condemned to death by her family after being raped Bliss, translated by i dem Aksoy Fromm, is my first but certainly not my last foray into Turkish literature If I were hoping for a book promoting Turkish tourism, I would be sorely disappointed Livaneli does not sugarcoat his native country Instead, he exposes Turkey s dark side ethnic conflicts, shant Three characters cross paths in O Z Livaneli s Bliss a professor facing a mid life crisis an ex soldier experiencing PTSD a young woman condemned to death by her family after being raped Bliss, translated by i dem Aksoy Fromm, is my first but certainly not my last foray into Turkish literature If I were hoping for a book promoting Turkish tourism, I would be sorely disappointed Livaneli does not sugarcoat his native country Instead, he exposes Turkey s dark side ethnic conflicts, shantytowns, and institutionalized misogyny.After spending two years fighting the Kurds as a commando, Cemal returns to his village only to be ordered by his father to take his young cousin, Meryem, to Istanbul where he must kill her.Fifteen year old Meryem has been raped and ostr...

  3. says:

    The novel tragically begins, a remote village blaming a fifteen year old girl for her rape Issues of patriarchy and women s empowerment come to the fore Meryem is not the only tragic victim in the story Both her cousin Cemal and their sailing acquaintance Irfan are running away from psychological pain Cemal has been a commando leader Irfan cannot toleratecontentiousness and falseness among his colleagues, i.e., Irfan yearned to surmount the restrictive, tiresome security of his The novel tragically begins, a remote village blaming a fifteen year old girl for her rape Issues of patriarchy and women s empowerment come to the fore Meryem is not the only tragic victim in the story Both her cousin Cemal and their sailing acquaintance Irfan are running away from psychological pain Cemal has been a commando leader Irfan cannot toleratecontentiousness and falseness among his colleagues, i.e., Irfan yearned to surmount the restrictive, tiresome security of his life, which, disguised as happiness, threatened to overwhelm him To do this, he needed to change A personal metanoia should be experienced at least once in a lifetime The online dict...

  4. says:

    I held off on reading this book for a while because the description sounds so depressing, but this was very misleading.This is a story of hope and triumph It is very intense in places, but the overall feel is very hopeful and beautiful.

  5. says:

    3 , 15 3 , 15 , 15, , , ,

  6. says:

    Really 4.5 stars for me I had never heard of this author before and I m really glad I read this thank you, Asmah It was interesting to read not long after having read Orhan Pamuk s Snow Some similar themes, and a similar time period, but very different stories Livaneli took three central characters who at the beginning of the story were in different places and e...

  7. says:

    The lives of three individuals collide each struggling to figure out life s path set against the backdrop of conflicting traditional religious beliefs and culture versus those of a progressive modern day Turkey There s Meryem a young uneducated girl, raised in the traditional environment, who is raped by her uncle, but no one knows the identify of the raper As the head of the family, her uncle orders that she must die, having brought shame on her family and orders his son, Cemal, to do t The lives of three individuals collide each struggling to figure out life s path set against the backdrop of conflicting traditional religious beliefs and culture versus those of a progressive modern day Turkey There s Meryem a young uneducated girl, raised in the traditional environment, who is raped by her uncle, but no one knows the identify of the raper As the head of the family, her uncle orders that she must die, having brought shame on her family and orders his son, Cemal, to do the deed Torn between carrying out his duty and his reluctance to kill the cousin he grew up with, the story takes them out of their village into the metropolis of Istanbul where Cemal struggles to decide his course of action Meanwhile Irfan, a wel...

  8. says:

    Bliss tells the story of three Turkish people at the beginning of the 21st century Meryem, a small village teenager with a 1st grade education Chemal, from the same village and fighting the Kurds in the mountains Irfan, a Harvard trained professor who married an incredibly wealthy woman and moved to Istanbul.As the novel ...

  9. says:

    Since living in Istanbul I have really been trying to read up on Turkish authors beyond the obvious of Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak This novel by Livaneli really surprised me a beautiful translation of an amazing story All three main characters are so interesting and distinct and I m not sure of many other authors who would be able to blend the stories of a fifteen year old girl, 50 man, and 20 year old soldier together so seamlessly The story had a lot of literary merit but on another leve Since living in Istanbul I have really been trying to read up on Turkish authors beyond the obvious of Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak This novel by Livaneli really surprised me a beautiful translation of an amazing story All three main characters are so interesting and distinct and I m not sure of many other authors who would be able to blend the stories of a fifteen y...

  10. says:

    Kitab n i inde Avrupa ile T rkiye aras ndaki u urumlardan, New York ile stanbul aras ndaki benzerliklerden bahsede dursun ben kitapta temel olarak unlar g rd m 1 As l farkl l klar n modern ca da avrupal larla gelenek i T rkler aras nda de il de, tamamen farkl l n T rkiye deki T rklerin aras nda oldu unu g rd m L ks restorantlarda yer ay rma derdiyle u ra mamak i in gereksiz yere dernek ve kurulu lara ba ta bulununan entellekt el elit k s mdan tutun, bir kad n n sa n a k g rd i i Kitab n i inde Avrupa ile T rkiye aras ndaki u urumlardan, New York ile stanbul aras ndaki benzerliklerden bahsede dursun ben kitapta temel olarak unlar g rd m 1 As l farkl l klar n modern ca da avrupal larla gelenek i T rkler aras nda de il de, tamamen farkl l n T rkiye deki T...

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