Imatge de l'autor

Irfan Orga (1908–1970)

Autor/a de Portrait of a Turkish Family

8+ obres 428 Membres 17 Ressenyes

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Inclou el nom: Irfan Orga

Obres de Irfan Orga

Portrait of a Turkish Family (1950) 326 exemplars
The Caravan Moves on (1958) 31 exemplars
Turkish Cooking (1958) 28 exemplars
Cooking the Middle East Way (1962) 21 exemplars
Cooking with Yogurt (1956) 9 exemplars
Young Traveller in Turkey (1958) 4 exemplars
Un viaggio in Turchia (2008) 2 exemplars

Obres associades

Haut ab!: Haltungen zur rituellen Beschneidung (2014) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars

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Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1908-10-31
Data de defunció
1970-11-29
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
Turkey
Llocs de residència
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Professions
air force officer
diplomat
Relacions
Orga, Ates (daughter)
Organitzacions
Turkish Air Force (captain|1942-1946)

Membres

Ressenyes

A very well-written account of the author's family in Istanbul during the early years of 1900. Read in preparation for our trip to Turkey.
 
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jemisonreads | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Jan 22, 2024 |
A tremendously beautiful and sad memoir; the author recalls his privileged Istanbul upbringing in the early 20th century. Servants, luxury, loving parents, holidays on a family estate, and visits to the Turkish Baths...all set amid beside the glittering Bosphorous.
Suddenly this was all ripped away with the onslaught of WW1....the men sent off to die, the women selling off their treasures and moving into lowly accommodation. As the family begin to starve, and his cosseted mother has to find factory work, the children are sent off to a charity school...
And things can never really be repaired thereafter....the boys forever feeling cast off; the mother suffering mental health problems from her privations. While the author made it through military school and flew for the Turkish Air Force, his later like in UK was beset by difficulties
Lovely writing.
… (més)
½
 
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starbox | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Feb 3, 2021 |
Orga describes a journey back from his adopted home of London to his country of birth, Turkey. From a brief family link up in Izmir, he heads south west, to meet an old friend near Konya, and later, to spend time on Mt Kara Dag with the nomadic Yoruk people. Fairly interesting read.
½
 
Marcat
starbox | Dec 31, 2019 |

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Obres
8
També de
1
Membres
428
Popularitat
#57,056
Valoració
½ 3.7
Ressenyes
17
ISBN
25
Llengües
5

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