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Gaan liggen om te sterven : roman

Adalet Ağaoğlu (author), Hanneke Van Der Heijden (translator)
Ankara, 1968. Aysel, succesvol docente aan de universiteit, getrouwd
met wetenschapper Ömer, gaat naar een hotel. Ze verkeert in een persoonlijke
crisis en hoopt in deze kamer te sterven. Wachtend op de dood
overziet ze haar leven, de maatschappelijke context waarin ze is opgegroeid,
de taken waar de nieuwe republiek Turkije jongeren voor heeft
gesteld, de keuzes die ze in
Title
Gaan liggen om te sterven : roman / Adalet Ağaoğlu ; vertaald en van nawoord voorzien door Hanneke van der Heijden
Author
Adalet Ağaoğlu 1929-
Translator
Hanneke Van Der Heijden
Language
Dutch
Original language
Turkish
Original title
Ölmeye yatmak
Publisher
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Jurgen Maas, 2019
456 p.
ISBN
9789491921667 (paperback)

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About Adalet Ağaoğlu

Adalet Ağaoğlu (née Sümer; 23 October 1929 – 14 July 2020) was a Turkish novelist and playwright, considered one of the foremost novelists of 20th-century Turkish literature. She also wrote essays, memoirs, and short stories.

Biography

She was born in Nallıhan, Ankara Province on 23 October 1929.

As an author, a playwright and a human rights activist, she became one of the most prized novelists of Turkey. Once considered to be one of the most important living authors in Turkey a revered intellectual, her tightly constructed prose is a balance between a realistic milieu of Turkey which she knows firsthand and the broader, more humanistic elements of social pressure and gender prejudice. In an unfamiliar urban world, her fictional newcomers to modernity struggle with age-old issues complicated by perplexing political, religious, economic and social forces.

Ağaoğlu died in İstanbul at the age of 90 after sufferi…Read more on Wikipedia