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Author Atılgan, Yusuf, author.

Title Motherland Hotel / Yusuf Atilgan ; translated from the Turkish by Fred Stark.

Publication Info. San Francisco : City Lights Books, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Manross Branch - Adult Fiction  F ATILGAN    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Fiction  F ATILGAN    Check Shelf
Description 150 pages ; 21 cm
Summary "Zeberjet, the last surviving member of a once prosperous Ottoman family, is the owner of the Motherland Hotel, a run-down establishment near the railroad station. A lonely, middle-aged introvert, his simple life is structured by daily administrative tasks and regular, routine sex with the hotel's maid. One day, a beautiful woman from the capital comes to spend the night, promising to return "next week," and suddenly Zeberjet's insular, mechanical existence is dramatically and irrevocably changed. The mysterious woman's presence has tantalized him, and he begins to live his days in fevered anticipation of her return. But the week passes, and then another, and as his fantasies become more and more obsessive, Zebercet gradually loses his grip on reality. Motherland Hotel was hailed as the novel of the year when it was published in 1973, astonishing critics with its experimental style, its intense psychological depth and its audacious description of sexual obsession. Zebercet was compared to such memorable characters as Quentin Compson in Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and Meursault in Albert Camus' The Stranger. While author Yusuf Atilgan had already achieved considerable literary fame, Motherland Hotel cemented his reputation as one of Turkey's premier modernists"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Single men -- Turkey -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- Urban Life.
Single men. (OCoLC)fst01119362
Turkey. (OCoLC)fst01208963
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Psychological fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726481
Psychological fiction.
Added Author Stark, Fred, 1939-2013, translator.
Added Title Anayurt Oteli. English
Other Form: Online version: Atılgan, Yusuf, author. Motherland Hotel. San Francisco : City Lights Publishers, 2016 9780872867123 (DLC) 2016029637
ISBN 9780872867116 (paperback)
0872867110 (paperback)
9780872867123 (eISBN)
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