Wenn du die Literatur eines Landes lieben kannst, dann kannst du auch das Land lieben.
If you can love the literature of a country, then you can also love the country.
Ülkenin edebiyatıyı sevebilsen, öyleyse ülkeyi de sevebilsen. (Martina Schwalm)
İstanbul – Kalbımın Şehri
One of the most beautiful novels I have ever read. And indeed the one that had the decisive influence on what I do today and why. Not to mention being the reason why I’m learning Turkish.
The children are really the ones who embody the future, due to their ability to contain the past. Always look for the children.
Written by Sabahattin Ali in Turkish, translated already into German, now partially available in English!
Andrea del Sarto, “Madonna delle Arpie” (Madonna of the Harpies, 1517)