Friday, January 25, 2013

Gabbeh

um dos meus favoritos e não estava ainda aqui.


imagem daqui.

porque é que as meias de Hatché me lembram tanto os tapetes de gabbeh. por isto. outro mapa aqui. e ainda outro.

"All day and all evening, until midnight, Iraz and Hatché knitted stockings till they were almost blind with weariness. The stockings they knitted became famous in the town. "The stockings of the girl who killed her fiancé and of the woman whose boy was killed." The saddest of designs went into the stockings. Hatché and Iraz did not copy any known designs, but created pattern after pattern of their own, in colours more bitter than poison. The town had never seen such striking and beautiful stockings."
Kemal em Memed My Hawk ou Ince Memed.

por outro lado, não resisto a isto (da wiki): storyteller at a coffeehouse.


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sobre Memed:
"Critics at home and abroad have pointed to this work as an example of the “new world literatures” which emerged after the Second World War outside the Western canon, yet which continued to reflect Western notions of social justice. By blending regional motifs with universal themes, they argue, Kemal is able to transcend “the entirely local and autochthonous setting of the fertile Chukurova in southern Turkey,” and “open out to the universal world of humanity” (Binyazar 205). Many critics highlight the novel’s employment of Turkish folkloric theme and echoes of the Turkish oral tradition, especially the well-known tales of Karacaoğlan and Köroğlu.2 Yet while Kemal invokes a familiar framework, he also employs various stylistic innovations, most obviously by merging the traditional form with the more contemporary form of the novel."
deste artigo (.pdf)

o tal western canon, as tais world literatures. curioso que a literatura índia também está fora do western canon embora esteja geograficamente no seu interior (embora eu continue a ter alguns 'issues' em chamar-lhe literatura por si só. afinal qual o nível de entrelaçamento entre a ficção e a religião, qual a linha que separa a story do livro religioso -ou: em que momento a ficção se torna independente do livro religioso).





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