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Madonna in a Fur Coat

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It's about this quiet guy, Raif, a quiet dreamer who favored the realms of his imagination over the concrete world, falling in love with a woman in a painting.

I really loved this book and read it in a day, hurrying to get to the end to find out what happened to Raif and Maria. Sabahattin Ali's daughter, Filiz Ali, in an interview with BBC, has stated that she found Maria was inspired by a real life acquaintance of Sabahattin. Yet, I wanted to keep the experience of reading it within me for a little longer, cocooned in the notion that it was meant just to be mine.The city’s crowded streets, thriving arts scene, passionate politics and seedy cabarets provide the backdrop for a chance meeting with a woman, which will haunt him for the rest of his life, in this emotionally powerful, intensely atmospheric and touchingly profound novel about new beginnings and the unfathomable nature of the human soul. Madonna in a Fur Coat is a beautiful gender role flipped tragic romance about a woman who says she's 'like a man' and the soft, emotional man who adores her. The book tells the story of Raif, who is living a purposeless life until he meets a woman named Maria Puder. Recreates a vanished era and dramatises a doomed relationship, and does so with verve, depth and poignancy. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average.

It is not hard to see how a novel carrying those dreams but set far away, in a long lost Berlin, might promise a refuge, and some hope, to young readers in Turkey. While he works in his olive fields, his only source of joy is Maria's letters, until one day the letters stop coming.Madonna in A Fur Coat , first published in 1943, is his best loved work and a touchstone of Turkish literary culture which continues to resonate profoundly with readers young and old today. If the quality of a novel is based on the quality of the characterisation, then this is certainly a sure-fire hit. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. He thinks that if even his Maria was going to betray him, then not another person on this Earth is worth his trust and alienizes himself from the society.

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One evening, he wanders into an exhibition of contemporary art to be mesmerised by a portrait of a Madonna in a fur coat. After his release, he moved on to a job in the city of Konya, to be imprisoned again, after having been found guilty of reciting a poem critical of Ataturk. Ten years later, an old acquaintance of Raif from Berlin, who is also a relative of Maria, meets Raif in Ankara, with a child beside her. The narrator picks up the notebook, reads a few sentences and asks Raif if he can borrow it for a day. When his friend reads it instead, he meets a younger Raif, sent to Berlin by his father to study the manufacture of soap.

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