Aan de oevers van de Bosporus

Aan de oevers van de Bosporus Aan het begin van de twintigste eeuw in de nadagen van het Osmaanse rijk werd Irfan Orga in Istanbul geboren Zijn ouders stamden uit welvarende families Zijn moeder trouwde toen ze dertien jaar oud

  • Title: Aan de oevers van de Bosporus
  • Author: Irfan Orga Inge Kok
  • ISBN: 9789045010670
  • Page: 220
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  • Aan het begin van de twintigste eeuw, in de nadagen van het Osmaanse rijk, werd Irfan Orga in Istanbul geboren Zijn ouders stamden uit welvarende families Zijn moeder trouwde toen ze dertien jaar oud was en leefde, zoals het een vrouw uit haar klasse betaamde, in totale afzondering Zijn grootmoeder, een excentrieke autocrate, was vastbesloten om aan haar traditionele isAan het begin van de twintigste eeuw, in de nadagen van het Osmaanse rijk, werd Irfan Orga in Istanbul geboren Zijn ouders stamden uit welvarende families Zijn moeder trouwde toen ze dertien jaar oud was en leefde, zoals het een vrouw uit haar klasse betaamde, in totale afzondering Zijn grootmoeder, een excentrieke autocrate, was vastbesloten om aan haar traditionele islamitische leefwijze vast te houden De Eerste Wereldoorlog zorgde echter voor ingrijpende veranderingen De fez werd vervangen door de westerse pet, en vrouwen mochten niet langer sluiers dragen De familie Orga, verarmd en van haar privileges beroofd, werd gedwongen zich aan de nieuwe regels aan te passen In 1941 emigreerde het gezin naar Londen Zeven jaar later schreef Irfan Orga Aan de oevers van de Bosporus.

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    1. Irfan Orga Inge Kok

      Irfan Orga was a Turkish fighter pilot, staff officer, and author He published books on many areas of Turkish life, cookery, and history, as well as a biography of Atat rk, and his own autobiography Portrait of a Turkish Family He also wrote two children s books Orga was born into a wealthy Ottoman Turkish family in Istanbul Soon World War I broke and his life was changed forever Orga witnessed the atrocities and hardships of war His novels display the common everyday life of an Ottoman Turkish family It was during his adulthood in 1942, when he met a young married Norman Irish woman, Margaret Veronyca, while he was on a three year posting in England from the Turkish air force However, the Turkish Air Force did not approve of his living with a foreign woman in England, and Orga was stripped of his rank and forced out of the air force After Veronyca s divorce had been finalised in 1948, they married While his wife began working her way up the hierarchy of publishing, Orga pursued several menial jobs He also began writing and publishing books.

    156 thoughts on “Aan de oevers van de Bosporus”

    1. NO SPOILERS!!!!!I am making a bet with myself. Here it is. Let's see if I am proven correct! I think I will end up giving this book four or five stars! So far I have only read 13%, but I am totally captivated. The author, Irfan Orga, begins by describing his early childhood, growing up in Istanbul. He was born in 1908. It is, as usual, how an author expresses himself that makes or breaks a book. I adore the writing style. Please, do yourself a favour and check out the excerpt available at . Clic [...]


    2. Portrait of a Turkish Family is as close to time-travel as one can get--not the kind of time travel where one is merely an observer but the even more intense kind of time travel in which the reader becomes someone from another world.The book opens in Istanbul the fabled and romantic capital of a crumbling Ottoman Empire when Irfan Orga is just five years old; it reaches its poignant close in October 1941 as Orga, now a young pilot in the Turkish air force and ready to ship out to England, spends [...]


    3. Batılılar çok okuyormuş bu kitabı, öyle ün yapmış. Osmanlı'nın son yıllarında İstanbul'da yaşayan varlıklı bir ailenin 1. Dünya Savaşı sonrası tüm varlığını kaybetmesini konu alıyor. Bunları anlatırken bir yandan da, o dönemin İstanbul'unu, yaşlılarını, erkeklerini, kadınlarını ve çocuklarını anlatıyor. Ben okuduğumdan memnun kaldım. Yeri gelmişken hemen hemen aynı konuyu İstanbullu bir Yahudi ailenin gözünden okumak isterseniz Brigitte Peskine'ni [...]


    4. Ah, this book just wound me around its little finger and transfixed me with its heartbreaking saga. I found it an utterly fascinating story- a telling of the fortunes of a Turkish family from the early 1900s through horrendous WWI and on into the 1940s. I originally was expecting a story to juxtaposition against the Armenian story I just finished reading since the Armenian holocaust happened in Turkey. But this story does not mention that holocaust; this wealthy Turkish family suffered its own d [...]


    5. I started out on our trip to Istanbul reading Pamuk's quintessential book "Istanbul: Memories and the City" but I did not find myself getting very far in it. The melancholic Istanbul that Pamuk describes was not what I was seeing around me and I felt disconnected with his book. This book, A Portrait of a Turkish Family by Irfan Orga, was recommended by a friend and as soon as I looked at her copy I was sucked in. I bought (and paid probably too much for) a paperback copy at an english bookstore [...]


    6. Portrait of a Turkish Family is a gem of a book, and I could not put it down. Told by the eldest son of a wealthy Istanbul family, the story begins in the days of the early 20th century when women wore many jewels (and veils), the family had servants, and there was a large, pleasant garden to sit in drinking coffee. All that is torn asunder by World War I, when the men in the family are called away to fight, food is scarce, fires break out from bombing, and finally the Ottoman Empire collapses. [...]


    7. Öykü güzel, anlatım güzel. Ateş Orga'nın "SonSöz"ü hepsinden güzel. Arın Bayraktaroğlu (Çevirmen)'nun notları ise ayrıca zenginlik katmış kitaba.Ben bayıldım


    8. What a wonderful book! This was a recommended read in my Lonely Planet guidebook so I purchased it to take on our trip to Turkey. I didn't read much of it while over there, we were too busy, but wish I had because I would have looked up some of the places where the author lived or went to school. As it was I loved reading about a place in Istanbul and knowing just where it was and what it looked like. Sometimes writers have a way of writing or describing that makes you visualize everything so cl [...]


    9. Bună de pus pe raft alături de Istanbulul lui Orhan Pamuk, Portretul unei familii turcești este povestea copilăriei și adolescenței viitorului scriitor și aviator militar Irfan Orga.Totul începe în anul 1913, într-un Istanbul idilic și pitoresc, scăldat de apele albastre ale Mării Marmara. Irfan are 5 ani, trăiește cu părinții și bunicii săi înstăriți într-o casă frumoasă, are doică neagră, servitoare și bucătăreasă. Tatăl său se ocupă de negoțul cu covoare, ma [...]


    10. This is truly one of the most spellbinding reads I have ever had. From the begging you are drawn into another world, a world we find it difficult to imagine now, Ottoman Istanbul, as the first world war is about to change everything forever.We see the dramatic and heartbreaking changes through the eyes of a young boy born into a rich family, as the war turns Istanbul and their happy carefree lives upside down. I really cannot do this book justice and is a must read for anyone interested in cultu [...]


    11. This non fiction / autobiography book read was enjoyed as if reading a novel.The author starts his story in last decade of the Ottoman empire in it's capital Istanbul with his family considered a rich family at the time.With the start of the Great War the life of the family changes radically expressed by the author through the eyes of a child, to view hardships including death, hunger, poverty, wartime disaster, family crisis etcThings change when the author actually receives his education and [...]


    12. Portrait of a Turkish Family is another Turkey/WWI story, a memoir, which I allowed myself to be talked into buying by a bookseller in Istanbul despite its price--about $24 for a paperback? He swore it was fantastic, offered me a moneyback guarantee (Sure, I’m going to mail it back from CA for a refund.) But I bought it, and it passed some hours on the plane and added some insight into Turkey past and present. The Turkish family in question is a moneyed one, or was until WWI came along. I imag [...]


    13. This was a required text for my Muslim History class. At first, I found it quite uninteresting but when the time came for me to read 150 pages in three days, it became very interesting. ;) No, this book is a very good read. There were points were I couldn't put it down. My professor was right in having us read this in our study of the late Ottoman Empire. It is by no means a happy-go-lucky story about a boy and his family. The first word someone in my class said about this book was "depressing" [...]


    14. "Hayatımı anlatsam roman olur" sözünün gerçekleştiği kitaplardan biri Bugünü yaşayan bizler geçmişte aynı topraklarda, aynı dili, aynı kültürü paylaşan önceki nesilleri anlama fırsatı buluyoruz. Uzun soluklu bir kitaptı. Daha başka birçok hüzünlü hikayeden sadece bir tanesiydi belki de. İnsanların tahammül sınırlarının nerelere kadar dayanabileceğini ve dayanamadığı yerde nasıl sağlıklarından olup, hayatlarının eriyip gittiğine şahit oluyoruz. Ve a [...]


    15. I graduated from Kuleli which İrfan Orga graduated from too. I can clearly understand what he felt when he was a cadet in military high school. And it's an honor! Thinking that you also walked on same road that İrfan Orga walked on,and maybe eating at the same mess hall or sitting on the same chair etc. effected me deeply. I felt as if I was carrying whole of history of Kuleli Military High School on my shoulders. I'm proud of it.


    16. Well that got a little bit wave the flag toot the nationalist horn towards the end, but I guess you would too if you weren't Ataturk's favorite person. Review soon!


    17. A poignant tale of a prosperous Turkey family torn asunder by the First World War and the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Orga is a captivating narrator, at turns playful, poetic, and melancholic. His mother Şevkiye is a fascinating and tragic character – a woman who foreshadows the social reforms of the Atatürk era and shoulders her family through hunger, poverty and loss, enclosing within her the mental scars of these experiences. A fine addition to the literature on the loss of empire.


    18. Çok severek ve merakla okudum, yazar Cumhuriyet öncesi, Osmanli döneminin sonlari ile Cumhuriyetin ilk yıllarını çok iyi gözlemlemiş ve akici üslübuyla aktarmiş, ortaya içe dokunan ve akıllarda kalacak bir öykü çıkmış.


    19. An incredibly insightful look at the family life of Irfan Orga, from the detached air of weathly family with servants who do everything to the desperate requirement of his mother and grandmother to learn everything required to survive when they lose everything and must fend for themselves. It is refreshing as always to have the inside view and this is as much a memoir of the effect on a young child and a young man of a mother who didn't warm to a maternal role. Heartbreaking but compelling and t [...]


    20. I have never been a big fan of memoirs but this book made me realize my mistake. We should read memoirs not only of famous politicians, entrepreneurs & sportsperson but of common people, of strangers, of no-ones. This book is a window into the life of a Turkish family from the time of last Sultans to the WW2 through the Ataturk Era from the eyes of a young boy. It is also a very powerful anti-war book without being political or even trying. Most of the books & movies regarding wars are b [...]


    21. A book about loss. Poignant and extremely detailed in it's descriptions. It is perhaps one of the saddest books I've ever read. Loss is experimented in several forms, each one more tearsome than the previous one. It is also a story of fraternal alienation, of guilt and uncondemned hatred inside men's primary sphere of identity's construction. And, as if this wasn't enough, it is a prolific account of the historical transformation of the Middle East's most unorthodox country. It is the arab consc [...]


    22. One of the best memoirs I have read, this story of a family living through WWI and the aftermath in Istanbul was really hard to put down. This book is over 50 years old but is very readable from the first chapter. The author was the oldest son in a family that was nearly destroyed but survived the violent end of the Ottoman Empire, through determination and resourcefulness. The author went on to write travel books and cookery books about Turkey, and his understanding and appreciation of Turkish [...]


    23. Read Orga's family story while visiting Istanbul and his description of life before, during and after WWI were all the more vivid. Remembering that this was completed in the 1940's for publication in 1950, it is remarkably fresh in its detail of family life in and around the city during that time. I am grateful that the Galeri Kayseri bookstore commissioned a new printing of this title and recommended it to me.


    24. Really, really interesting. I read this as part of a WW1 challenge, though it works as a biography even without the war. A different viewpoint from Turkey and one that I enjoyed learning about. Oh and beautifully written in English by a man that could barely speak the language, impressive.



    25. The death of the Ottoman Empire & birth of Atatürk's Republic as seen through the eyes of a Turkish family.


    26. I loved this book. It's a true story of an Ottoman family living before the collapse of the Empire and after. The author brought the characters alive for me.



    27. A moving and fascinating account of life in Istanbul during the First World War, beautifully descriptive and emotionally gripping. I loved it.



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