Turkey through the Looking Glass: Modern Fiction


Robert Finn--Ambassador Finn is currently Senior Research Associate at the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination and Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.

Another Kemal well known in Turkey is Orhan Kemal, one of Turkey’s first socialist

realists. His prolific works deal with the poor, the underdog, and the proletariat in

rough works that have been consistently popular with Turkish readers. His The Idle

Years (1949), The Prisoners (1954), and Gemile (1952) are now available in English.

The Middle East Institute Viewpoints: The State of the Arts in the Middle East •