ePub A Fez of the Heart: Travels around Turkey in Search of a Hat download
by Jeremy Seal
I will be traveling to Turkey and around so this book gave me some insight into the culture and some ideas of what to. .This book isn't quite history; it's more of a travelogue.
I will be traveling to Turkey and around so this book gave me some insight into the culture and some ideas of what to look for while I'm there. The travelogue's attempts to describe Turkey viewed through fez-colored glasses falls a little short, but the historical aspects of Seal's wanderings are on-key. The delvings into Western newspaper correspondents he presents are fascinating, if blatantly discriminatory (we'll not forget this was in the 1920s, and said correspondents were imperial Brits who still believed in Piltdown Man).
Jeremy Seal has worked in publishing, taught in Turkey and. now writes travel articles for publications including the Daily. He lives in Gloucestershire. Telegraph, The Times and the Sunday Times. First published 1995 by Picador.
Jeremy Seal found a fez in his attic which inspired him to not only learn to speak Turkish, but also spend a significant time .
Jeremy Seal found a fez in his attic which inspired him to not only learn to speak Turkish, but also spend a significant time in Turkey immersing himself in their culture. I've liked every Turk I've met, too, and dated one Turk for a year or so.
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Jeremy Seal set out across Turkey, in the extremes of winter, to trace the astonishing history of a cone-shaped .
Jeremy Seal set out across Turkey, in the extremes of winter, to trace the astonishing history of a cone-shaped hat. He soon saw the fez as the key by which Turkey, beset by contradiction, might be understood. Almost all you could ever need to know about modern Turkey, modern Turks and their one-time headgear. Extremely well written and very funny’ Eric Newby.
Inspired by a dusty fez in his parents' attic, Jeremy Seal set off in 1993 to trace the astonishing history of this cone-shaped hat. Soon, the quintessentially Turkish headgear became the key to understanding a country beset by contradictions.
Jeremy Seal has written for numerous English newspapers. His first book, A Fez of the Heart, was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and short-listed for the Thomas Cook Travel Book Award. His second book, The Snakebite Survivor's Club, was a New York Public Library Exceptional Book of the Year. He lives in Bath, England, with his wife and daughters.
From there Seal traveled around the country, visiting eastern cities where intractable fez wearers were once hanged, exploring the troubled Kurdish southeast, watching the production of fez-shaped hats for whirling dervishes in the mystical central city of Konya. The result of his unusual journey is an engaging and agile mix of history and travel, politics and reportage. Soon the quintessentially Turkish headgear became the key to understanding a country beset by contradictions. A modern travel classic" (Herald Express).
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Jeremy Seal (author). Paperback 306 Pages, Published: 12/01/1996. This is Jeremy Seal's quest, by means of a fez, for the heart of a country culturally and spiritually at odds with herself. The fez's opposing associations - both revered Eastern-Islamic headdress and banal tourist souvenir - exactly reflects Turkey's cultural faultline. Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers.
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