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The Time Regulation Institute

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar

One of the greatest and most overlooked novels of the twentieth century, by an author championed by Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk, The Time Regulation Institute appears here in English for the first time-more than fifty years after its original publication in Turkish.

This is the story of the misadventures of Hayri Irdals, an unforgettable antihero who, along with an eccentric cast of characters (a television mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the lost Ottoman empire, the life-artist Halit), founds The Time Regulation Institute. The institutes quixotic quest: to make sure all the clocks in Turkey are set to Western time. Thus begins a brilliant satire about the calamitous arrival of Western and corporate values in tradition-bound Turkey.

An uproarious tragicomedy that is still startlingly relevant, The Time Regulation Institute illuminates the collision of East and West, tradition and modernity, that has been playing out in Turkey since the early twentieth century.

AHMET HAMDI TANPINAR (1901-1962) was a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, literary historian, and professor. He is considered one of the most significant Turkish novelists of the 20th century. Deeply influenced by Valéry and Bergson, he created a unique cultural universe in his work, bringing together a European literary voice and the sensibilities of the East.

MAUREEN FREELY (translator) is the principal translator of Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize-winning Turkish novelist. She lives in England.

ALEXANDER DAWE (translator) is an American translator of French and Turkish. He lives in Istanbul.

PANKAJ MISHRA (introducer) is an award-winning novelist and essayist whose writing appears frequently in the New York Review of Books, The Guardian, and the London Review of Books. He lives in London and India.
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Sayfa Sayısı: 464

Baskı Yılı: 2014

Dili: İngilizce
Yayınevi: Penguin Classics

The Time Regulation Institute Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar. Seri: Turkish Literature. Ebat: 13,5 x 21 cm. The Time Regulation Institute. Kitaba göz at. Kitabı paylaş ...from the lost Ottoman empire, the "life-artist" Halit), founds The Time Regulation Institute. The institute's quixotic quest: to make sure all the clocks in Turkey are set to Western time.

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The Time Regulation Institute (Turkish: Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü) is a novel by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar. It began serialization in a newspaper in 1954. It was first published as a book in 1961.




Feb 27, 2014 ... Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar (1901-1962) published The Time Regulation Institute in the last year of his life. Both novel and author are undeniable ...


A literary discovery: an uproarious tragicomedy of modernization, in its first-ever English translation. Perhaps the greatest Turkish novel of the twentieth century, being discovered around the world only now, more than fifty years after its first publication, The Time Regulation Institute is an antic, freewheeling send-up of the modern bureaucratic state.


For all its historical and cultural specificity, “The Time Regulation Institute” is before all else a first-rate comic novel, one with a fairly large foot in the Western literary tradition called It is Halit Ayarcı who sets up the Time Regulation Institute and much of the second half of the book is about the Institute and its activities. Tanpınar tells the whole story with an absolutely straight face. There is no overt mocking and no witticisms. Its various idiocies are treated as though they were quite normal.