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Popular Turkish Love Lyrics and Folk Legends
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Popular Turkish Love Lyrics and Folk Legends is the first illustrated anthology of Turkish folk poetry and legends published in the United States. Talat Halman’s eloquent telling of these engaging stories and his fluid translations of the love lyrics, accompanied by Zeki Fndkoğlu’s vibrant serigraphs, serve as a marvelous introduction to the rich world of Turkish folktales and lyrics.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Note on Turkish Spelling and Guide to Pronunciation
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Yunus Emre: “A Wild Duck of Passion”
  2. pp. 1-18
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  1. The Black Sheep
  2. pp. 19-26
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  1. Pir Sultan Abdal: Poet as Rebel
  2. pp. 27-38
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  1. The Empty Cradle
  2. pp. 39-46
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  1. Köroğlu: Hero in Love
  2. pp. 47-56
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  1. The Gourd Bowl That Went Ticktock
  2. pp. 57-64
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  1. Karacaoğlan: A Bard’s Life of Love
  2. pp. 65-78
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  1. Suggested Further Reading
  2. pp. 79-82
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  1. Biographical Notes
  2. pp. 83-85
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