Amy Marie Spangler on Leyla Erbil, strange woman of 20th century Turkish literature

June 21, 2022

Turkey Book Talk episode 170Amy Marie Spangler on the great author Leyla Erbil (1931-2013) and her novel “A Strange Woman“. Spangler just co-translated a new English edition of the book, published by Deep Vellum, building on an original translation by Nermin Menemencioğlu.

First published in 1971, “A Strange Woman” weaves together the story of a young woman entering adulthood in Istanbul of the 1960s and 70s with vignettes from modern Turkish history, as well as reflections on class divides and the ambiguous position of intellectuals in society.

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Also check out Amy’s previous appearance on the podcast from July 2018.

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