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Birds Without Wings Birds Without Wingstraces The Fortunes Of One Small Community In Southwest Turkey Anatolia In The Early Part Of The Last Century A Quirky Community In Which Christian And Muslim Lives And Traditions Have Co Existed Peacefully Over The Centuries And Where Friendship, Even Love, Has Transcended Religious Differences.But With The Disintegration Of The Ottoman Empire And The Onset Of The Great War, The Sweep Of History Has A Cataclysmic Effect On This Peaceful Place The Great Love Of Philothei, A Christian Girl Of Legendary Beauty, And Ibrahim, A Muslim Shepherd Who Courts Her From Near Infancy, Culminates In Tragedy And Madness Two Inseparable Childhood Friends Who Grow Up Playing In The Hills Above The Town Suddenly Find Themselves On Opposite Sides Of The Bloody Struggle And Rustem Bey, A Wealthy Landlord, Who Has An Enchanting Mistress Who Is Not What She Seems.Far Away From These Small Lives, A Man Of Destiny Who Will Come To Be Known As Mustafa Kemal Atat Rk Is Emerging To Create A Country From The Ruins Of An Empire Victory At Gallipoli Fails To Save The Ottomans From Ultimate Defeat And, As A New Conflict Arises, Muslims And Christians Struggle To Survive, Let Alone Understand, Their Part In The Great Tragedy That Will Reshape The Whole Region Forever From The Hardcover Edition.


10 thoughts on “Birds Without Wings

  1. says:

    No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in MankindeJohn DonneTo destroyWhen is it a duty When is it a right When is it a sin What makes one human being violate another s body and spirit What makes Cain to pick up the stone What convinces one man that the death of thousands would make the world a better place And on the contrary Who, what and when should we save Iskander the Potter believes that it is not the individual s fault and that No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe any mans death diminishes me, because I am involved in MankindeJohn DonneTo destroyWhen is it a duty When is it a right When is it a sin What makes one human being violate another s body and spirit What makes Cain to pick up the stone What convinces one man that the dea...


  2. says:

    Tracing the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the birth of the modern republic of Turkey, this novel alternates the first and third person narratives of a range of characters from the fictional town of Eskibah e meaning Garden of Eden in southwest Turkey with an account of the life of Mustafa Kemal, later Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the first leader of modern Turkey At the turn of the 20th century, the inhabitants of Eskibah e comprise Muslim Turks, Chr...


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    ETA on completion Chrissie, stoip saying you love the book Explain why Everything explained below remains true Other books are emotionally captivating, intellectually interesting, filled with humor and sorrow, What is it that makes this one different for me It is that this book has a message It looks at people and life and it says loud and clear how stupid we human beings are and how wonderful too Does that make sense to you Do you see life that way too Read with Twice a Stranger The M ETA on completion Chrissie, stoip saying you love the book Explain why Everything explained below remains true Other books are emotionally captivating, intellectually interesting, filled with humor and sorrow, What is it that makes this one different for me It is that this book has a message It looks at people and life and it says loud and clear how stupid we human beings are and how wonderful too Does that make sense to you Do you see life that way too Read with Twice a Stranger The Mass Expulsions that Forged Modern Greece and Turkey and Salonica, City of Ghosts Christians, Muslims and Jews 1430...


  4. says:

    4.5 Stars Birds without Wings by Louis Bernieres.A dense, mesmerising, harrowing and yet humorous novel that will bring out all emotions that a reader can experience but did not think possible in one story Set in the peaceful fictional village of Eskibahce in south west Turkey and home to Turkish Muslims and Greek Christians who have lived for centuries side by side and tolerate and enjoy for the most parts each other s traditions and religions The author introduces us to a village of charact 4.5 Stars Birds without Wings by Louis Bernieres.A dense, mesmerising, harrowing and yet humorous novel that will bring out all emotions that a reader can experience but did not think possible in one story Set in the peaceful fictional village of Eskibahce in south west Turkey and home to Turkish Muslims and Greek Christians who have lived for centuries side by side and tolerate and enjoy for the most parts each other s traditions and religions The author introduces us to a village of characters and when the war is declared and the outside world intruded the twin scourges of religion and nationalism lead to forced marches and massacres and the peaceful fabric of life is destroyed Birds without wings is a personal and political story showing the costs of warWhere does it all begin History has no beginnings, for everything that happens becomes the cause of pretext for what occurs afterwards, and this chain of cause and pretext stretches back to the Palaeolithic age, when the first C...


  5. says:

    This, for me, is one of those rare and treasured reads, a book that will stay with me forever It tells the story of a small village in Smyrna starting about 1900, before it became Turkey It is divided into many short chapters, and is told mostly in the third person Sprinkled throughout, though, are chapters told from the point of view of several of the villagers, some of whom we meet as children, while others merely recount events from their young lives from the perspective of mature adults This, for me, is one of those rare and treasured reads, a book that will stay with me forever It tells the story of a small village in Smyrna st...


  6. says:

    Hopefully, a proper review will follow in the next few days One of those special novels that drew me in from the first page and kept me riveted until the very last The characters became people I really did care about I will think about them for a long time to come My top quotes from the novelMan is a bird without wings and a bird is a man without sorrow.There comes a point in life where each one of us who survives begins to feel like a ghost that has forgotten to die at the right time, a Hopefully, a proper review will follow in the next few days One of those special novels that drew me in from the first page and kept me riveted until the very last The characters became people I really did care about I will think about them for a long...


  7. says:

    One of the GoodReads groups I am in, The World s Literature, is focusing on literature from and about Turkey this year Birds Without Wings was one of the February picks discussion will end up here, and even though I started it a while ago, it took me staying up until 2 am this morning to get through it This is an incredibly well executed ...


  8. says:

    I so wish that the editor had been a bitstringent with this book so thatpeople would read it Even adoring the book as I did, I found I would have preferred it with one or two fewer plot lines It is an incredibly historically informational novel peopled with a few too many warmly flawed and incredibly real characters I think the author s ability to provide a variety of viewpoints via the different Muslim, Catholic, Turkish and Greek characters we meet on a time period that is h I so wish that the editor had been a bitstringent with this book so thatpeople would read it Even adoring the book as I did, I found I would have preferred it wit...


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    L impossibile volo la traduzione impropria ma comunque abbastanza azzeccata dal titolo originale Birds without wings gli uccelli sono sempre presenti lungo tutto il racconto e costituiscono un filo conduttore attraverso una vicenda lunga anni, e le riflessioni ispirate da questo filo conduttore non mancano di grande attualit Il canto degli uccelli accompagn...


  10. says:

    This book should come with a warning It will sadden you beyond measure Set in a coastal village at the end of the Ottoman empire in what is now Turkey, it follows the fortunes and misfortunes of a large cast of characters As Christians and Muslims, they have lived together peaceably for generations, and would continue to have done so without the virulent rise of nationalism in the great world around them So the author argues, as the entire village is swept up in the wars and civil wars eru This book should come with a warning It will sadden you beyond measure Set in a coastal village at the end of the Ottoman empire in what is now Turkey, it follows the fortunes and misfortunes of a large cast of characters As Christians and Muslims, they have lived together peaceably for generations, and would continue to have done so without the virulent rise of nationalism in the great world around them So the author argues, as the entire village is swept up in the wars and civil wars erupting at the start of the last century, and the lawlessness and ethnic cleansing that accompanied them.At 550 pages, it is a long novel, its many stories told in a variety of voices and at a leisurely pace Richly detailed, it also fills a broad canvas as the specifics of village life alternate with accounts of political movements abroad, following in particular the career and ambitions of the man who became Atat rk, first leader of modern day Turkey Readers may con...