The Time Regulation Institute

The Time Regulation Institute

A literary discovery: an uproarious tragicomedy of modernization, in its first-ever English translation

probably the best Turkish novel of the 20 th century, being stumbled on around the globe in simple terms now, greater than fifty years after its first booklet, The Time law Institute is an antic, freewheeling send-up of the fashionable bureaucratic state.
At its heart is Hayri Irdal, an infectiously fascinating antihero who turns into entangled with an eccentric forged of characters—a tv mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the misplaced Ottoman Empire, a “clock whisperer”—at the Time legislation Institute, an enormous association that employs a hilariously complicated process of fines for the aim of adjusting the entire clocks in Turkey to Western time. stated in classes together with his psychoanalyst, the tale of Hayri Irdal’s absurdist misadventures performs out as an excellent allegory of the collision of culture and modernity, of East and West, infused with a poignant mix of desire for the promise of the long run and nostalgia for an easier time.

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