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The Book of Dede Korkut (Penguin Classics)


The Book of Dede Korkut (Penguin Classics) by Penguin Classics at Charles Freeland Poetry. SKU: PL00202673B. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. 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


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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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Manufacturer:Penguin Classics
Publisher:Penguin Classics
Studio:Penguin Classics
SKU:PL00202673B
EAN:9780140442984
Item Size:0.55 x 7.74 x 7.74 inches
Package Weight:0.05 pounds
Package Size:5.3 x 0.6 x 0.6 inches

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