Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar 1901-1962

Tanpınar’s novels are set in the period after the establishment of the Turkish Republic and reflect the angst of intellectuals living through a radical top down revolution.

Currently two of Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s novels are available in English:

The Time Regulation Institute (Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü)
Translated by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe, Penguin Classics
A Mind at Peace (Huzur)
Translated by Erdağ Göknar, Archipelago Books

New York Times review of The Time Regulation Institute
Guardian review of the Time Regulation Institute
Quarterly Conversation review of a Mind at Peace
Archipelago Books review of Mind at Peace
University of Rochester Three Percent review of Mind at Peace