"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
Since I am just as fond of them as they are, I jump at the chance to share my lists with them! Have a look at their page, there are lots of other bloggers who share their lists here.
This week's topic is: Animals from Books (these could be mythical, real, main characters, sidekicks, companions/pets, shifters, etc.)
I'm not really an animal person and we already had this topic a while ago (in November), well, a similar one: Books with Animals. And since I have only read one other book in the meantime that would fit here (One Man and His Dog), I have decided to twist the top ten a little today. I try not to stray too far away from this, but in a cheeky way.
I was thinking what other books I could have that link to an animal and then it dawned on me. I love Turkish authors and they come from a country that shares its name with an animal (at least in English): Turkey.
In Turkish it's Türkiye for the country and Hindi for the bird, in German Türkei and Truthahn, in French Turquie and Dinde, in Spanish Turquía and pavo, in Dutch Turkije and Kalkoen, in Swedish Turkiet and Kalkoner and in Esperanto Turkio and Meleagro. None of them has the same word for both. Maybe someone knows an example where it is the same word in both languages (other than English) but I don't know of any.
Kemal, Yaşar "The Drumming-Out" (Turkish: Teneke) - 1987
Kulin, Ayşe "Rose of Sarajevo" (Turkish: Sevdalinka) - 1999
Mağden, Perihan "Two Girls" (Turkish: İki Genç Kızın Romanı) - 2002
Pamuk, Orhan "The Museum of Innocence" (Turkish: Masumiyet Müzesi) - 2008
I try not to always use my favourite of his books (My Name is Red). His books are all great.
Şafak, Elif "The Forty Rules of Love: A Novel of Rumi" - 2001
Sevindim, Asli "Candlelight Döner: Geschichten über meine deutsch-türkische Familie" - 2005 (Goodreads)
(I never reviewed this since it hasn't been translated into English. It's a humours book about a German-Turkish family.)
Tanpınar, Ahmet Hamdi "The Time Regulation Institute" (Turkish: Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü) - 1961
Tekin, Latife "Swords of Ice" (Turkish: Buzdan Kiliçlar) - 1989
Toptaş, Hasan Ali "The Shadowless" (Turkish: Gölgesizler) - 1995
You did a wonderful job with your twist!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Lydia. I thought it was a little cheeky but we hardly have topics where something international fits that well. LOLDelete
Love your take this week!ReplyDelete
Also, not that you care, but in Romanian it is Turcia and curcan. :D
Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!
Haha, Aymee, do I look like I don't care? LOL. I love languages. I could have looked up more languages but I thought I'd stick to the ones I know (except for Turkish itself, of course, I tried but it's very hard).Delete
Always fun to talk to you. Thanks for the link.
Great twist on this topic this week. Here is my post-https://paigesofbook.blogspot.com/2021/04/top-ten-tuesday-animals-from-books.html.ReplyDelete
Thanks, TW. Or is it Paige? I always try to guess the names of other bloggers.Delete
Anyway, looks like other bloggers like what I did though at first I thought that's too far removed. LOL
I'll see you on your page.
Hey, you did a topic twist! Love it. Turkey is a country I know nothing about and one I've never encountered in fiction either. I love that you are highlighting it here. I have heard of Pamuk, although I've never read any of his books. I assume I should start with MY NAME IS RED?ReplyDelete
Thanks, Susan. Yes, I had to think about you when I started, you always do the greatest twists. And, as I said, we did a similar subject not too long ago, so I just had to wander off.Delete
And yes, Turkey is not that much known outside of its country, except for Germany, I think. We have a lot of citizens of German origin, their ancestors started coming in the 60s as so-called "guest workers" and obviously, there is a large interest in the country here.
"My Name is Red" is my most favourite though it is a little more "fantastic" than his other reads. You can always go through my "Orhan Pamuk page" to see if another one might tempt you more.
In any case, happy reading.
Looks like some books worth checking out :)ReplyDelete
Oh, I hope you do, Greg. There are some great authors in Turkey and they're not much known outside their country (except for Germany, as I explained to Susan ^^).Delete
Thanks, as always, for your visit.
You took this prompt in a wonderfully intriguing direction and yet also kept a hint of the original prompt. Thank you for sharing this great list. I hope these will be more widely read.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Deb. I know it was a tad cheeky but I didn't want to diverge completely from the topic. And I wanted to talk about the Turkish writers for ages. I hope some of my blogger friends will pick up the idea and read a book or two from the list.Delete
Thanks for your comment.
I don't know that I've read a Turkish author before. I should give one of these a try!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Deanna, that would be wonderful. If only a few of my readers would pick up a Turkish author (even if not from my list), that would be great. They deserve more recognition internationally.Delete
Thank you for visiting.
I love the twist.ReplyDelete
That's great. Thanks, Rue. I wasn't sure but I only heard positive comments.Delete
As always, thanks for your visit.
Nice twist on your TTT post for this week. It captured my attention right away as I am only familiar with one of the Turkish authors mentioned above and wanted to discover my Turkish authors.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lisa. I'm glad you like it. Which one is the author you are familiar with? I guess it's Orhan Pamuk since he received the Nobel Prize for literature. Or it could be Elif Shafak who is also quite well known outside Turkey.Delete
In any case, I'm glad you want to discover more Turkish authors. They are well worth it.
Thanks for stepping by.