Reading

 I have survived so far because I have read…

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For me, reading is not a mere intellectual performance to learn, imagine, explore or think. Rather, it is a never-ending process of my existence.


Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Saatleri Ayarlama Enstitüsü, 1962.

Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Beş Şehir, 1946. 

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince, 1943.

Dino Buzzati, The Tartar Steppe, 1940. 

Eric Fromm, The Art of Loving, 1956.

Edward Said, Out of Place, 1999.

Eve Curie, Madame Curie: A Biography, 1937.

Fakir Baykurt, Onuncu Köy, 1961. 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Poor Folk, 1846. 

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, 1864.

Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment, 1866. 

George Orwell, Animal Farm, 1945.

George Orwell, 1984, 1949.

Grigory Spiridonovich Petrov, Finland: The Country of White Lilies, 1923.

Hasan Ali Toptaş, Gölgesizler, 1995.

Hasan Ali Toptaş, Kayıp Hayaller Kitabı, 1996.

Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Discourse on the Arts and Sciences, 1750.

Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Discourse on Inquality, 1755. 

Jean-Jacque Rousseau, Emile, 1762.

Jean-Jacque Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762.

John Steinback, Of Mice and Men, 1937. 

Katherine Hite, Politics and the Art of Commemoration, 2012.

Marvin Carlson, Theatre Is More Beautiful Than War, 2010.

Maxim Gorky, The Mother, 1906.

Maxim Gorky, My Childhood, 1914. 

Maxim Gorky, My Universities, 1923. 

Michel de Montaigne, Essays, 1530.

Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, 1978.

Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1984.

Mina Ungan, Bir Dinazorun Anıları, 2000.

Nazım Hikmet, Yaşamak Güzel Şey Be Kardeşim, 1967.

Niccolò Machiavelli, The Prince, 1532.

Oğuz Atay, Tutunamayanlar, 1972.

Oğuz Atay, Tehlikeli Oyunlar, 1973.

Oğuz Atay, Bir Bilim Adamının Romanı: Mustafa İnan, 1975.

Pat Schneider, Writing Alone and with Others, 2003.

Sabahattin Ali, Kürk Mantolu Madonna, 1943.

Sabahattin Ali, Sırça Köşk, 1947.

Sara Ahmed, Living a Feminist Life, 2017.

Simone de Beauvoir, The Second Sex, 1949.

Theodor Adorno, Aesthetic Theory, 1970.

Thomas More, Utopia, 1516.

Tommaso Campanella, The City of the Sun, 1602. 

Toni Morrison, The Bluest Eye, 1970. 

Victor Hugo, Les Misérables, 1862. 

Voltaire, Candide, 1749. 

Walter Benjamin, Understanding Brecht, 1996.

Yusuf Atılgan, Anayurt Oteli, 1973.

Zülfü Livaneli, Serenad, 2011.


“History is a succession of ephemeral changes. Eternal values exist outside history. They are immutable and have no need of memory.”

-Milan Kundera, The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, 1978.