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For our new issue, we reached out to Barbaros Altuğ. Here are his reading suggestions for young writers. 1. Truman Capote-Breakfast at Tiffany’s “The classic which introduced us to Truman Capote and to the most cult characters of literature; Holly Golightly.”  2. Alejandro Zambra-Bonzai “Just like the bonsai tree, this book also is small but …

Source: 60 Minutes CBS, Jon Wertheim, 26 December 2022 We’re 40 days away from the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, games that come wreathed in controversy. To many, China is a problematic host, given the country’s human rights abuses and hard authoritarian turn. One of the loudest voices condemning China is not a voice at …

Is humanity destined for a futuristic utopia? Or are we heading blindly towards life in a nightmarish surveillance state? Both scenarios still seem possible as increased digitalization is turning us into a fully networked society. The Internet is in the process of infiltrating all aspects of human life. “Reformed techno-utopian” and filmmaker Brett Gaylor ventures …

Source: The New York Times, Patrick Kingsley On social media, Refaat Alareer rages against Israel. In the lecture hall, he studiously analyzes the work of some of its leading poets — and surprises some of his students.   GAZA CITY — Forty-five minutes into his first seminar of the morning, a Palestinian professor at Islamic …

As İlkyaz, we work to introduce three young writers every issue.We translate these works, which are made up of a short stories or poems, into English and endeavour to introduce them to readers outside of Turkey. This exchange, we hope, will create new audiences for our writers in the world arena and introduce them to …

Source: The Guardian   Mohamedou Ould Salahi and one of his former guards, Steve Wood, reunite in Mauritania 13 years after last seeing each other, rekindling an unlikely relationship that profoundly changed their lives. Mohamedou was a prisoner at Guantánamo Bay for 14 years. During his incarceration he was subjected to torture and solitary confinement, but …

Kaynak ve çeviren: Ümid Gurbanov Anthony Burgess, ünlü romanı Otomatik Portakal’ın bir şaheser olmadığını belirterek, “barbarlık” ile “şiddet” arasında bir ayrım yapıyor ve devletin iyilik dayatmasının bireyin kötülüğü seçmesinden daha kötü olduğunu ifade ediyor…   Ümid Gurbanov’un açıklaması: “Otomatik Portakal’ı ilk izlediğimde, filmin hâlâ aklımdan gitmeyen kimi sahnelerinde nefesimi tuttuğumu hatırlıyorum. O zamanlar sanırım Kubrick …