Weisse Nachte
Yabancı Dilde Kitaplar / 27 Temmuz 2019

Es war eine wundervolle Nacht, eine solche Nacht, wie sie vielleicht nur vorkommen kann, wenn wir jung sind.“ Ein einsamer Spaziergänger trifft auf eine verzweifelte junge Frau. Aus der zufalligen Begegnung entwickelt sich eine zarte Liebe… Dostojewskis Novelle Weiße Nächte gehört zu den schönsten Liebesgeschichten der Weltliteratur.

The Soul of Man Under Socialism
Felsefe Kitapları / 26 Temmuz 2019

In the Soul of Man Under Socialism, Oscar Wilde expounds on an anarchist world view. Wilde argues that under capitalism the majority of people spoil their lives by an unhealthy and exaggerated altruism-are forced, indeed, so to spoil them: instead of realizing their true talents, they waste their time solving the social problems caused by capitalism, without taking their common cause away. Thus, caring people seriously and very sentimentally set themselves to the task of remedying the evils that they see in poverty, but their remedies do not cure the disease: they merely prolong it because, the proper aim is to try and reconstruct society on such a basis that poverty will be impossible.

A Christmas Carol
Yabancı Dilde Kitaplar / 21 Temmuz 2019

“There are some upon this earth of yours,” returned the Spirit, “who lay claim to know us, and who do their deeds of passion, pride, ill-will, hatred, envy, bigotry, and selfishness in our name, who are as strange to us and all our kith and kin, as if they had never lived. Remember that, and charge their doings on themselves, not us.”

Bir Kuzey Macerası
Edebiyat Kitapları / 21 Temmuz 2019

Bir Kuzey Macerası, tüm kahramanların yolculuklarınınki gibi çetin ve zorlu bir dönüşümü anlatıyor. Bu kitapta, aşık olduğu kadına yeniden kavuşma hayalleriyle yollara düşen, sefaletin her türlüsüyle tanışan, yolun sonuna geldiğindeyse hayal kırıklığı içinde avareye dönüşen bir adamın şaşırtıcı macerasına tanık oluyoruz: “Ona başıma gelenleri anlattım; garip denizlerde neler olduğunu, garip memleketlerde neler yaptığımı, yorucu işlerimi, açlık yıllarını ve onun en baştan beri bana ait olduğunu anlattım. O gün ve daha önceki günlerde adamla aramda geçenleri dahi anlattım. Konuşurken gözlerinde şafak gibi parlak ve büyük bir vaat belirdiğini gördüm.” Karbon Kitaplar, Jack London’ın 1900’de yayımlanan Kurdun Oğlu derlemesi içindeki An Odyssey to the North özgün adlı hikâyesini aslından çevirdi.

Emma
Yabancı Dilde Kitaplar / 21 Temmuz 2019

“Emma occupies a special place in this list because it is supremely English – in character, landscape, sensibility and wit. It’s provincial, opaque, sparkling and wonderfully optimistic while being at the same time tinged with intimations of sorrow and mortality.” – Robert McCrum, The Guardian

Hacı Murat
Edebiyat Kitapları / 21 Temmuz 2019

Tolstoy’un üzerine uzun yıllar çalıştığı, binlerce sayfa tarihi doküman inceleyerek yazdığı Hacı Murat, yazar olgunluk çağı eserleri arasında yer alıyor. İmam Şamil’in sağ kolu Hacı Murat’ın hayatının gölgesinde sadakat, cesaret, aile gibi kavramlara eğiliyor Tolstoy. Kafkasya’da var olma mücadelesini şiirsel bir dille hafızalara kazırken abartıdan uzak kalmayı da başarıyor. Kitaptaki ‘deve dikeni’ metaforu coğrafyada yaşananlara odaklananların kalbine kıymık gibi batıyor: “Ayrıca bu kaba, çirkin hâliyle deve dikeni, narin kır çiçeklerinden oluşan buketime hiç yakışmamıştı. Yerinde ne güzel duran çiçeği boşu boşuna mahvettiğim için üzülerek demetten çıkarıp attım.”

Just So Stories
Yabancı Dilde Kitaplar / 21 Temmuz 2019

“Of course the Man was wild too. He was dreadfully wild. He didn’t even begin to be tame till he met the Woman, and she told him that she did not like living in his wild ways. She picked out a nice dry Cave, instead of a heap of wet leaves, to lie down in; and she strewed clean sand on the floor; and she lit a nice fire of wood at the back of the Cave; and she hung a dried wild-horse skin, tail down, across the opening of the Cave; and she said, ‘Wipe your feet, dear, when you come in, and now we’ll keep house.”

The Pilgrim's Progress
Yabancı Dilde Kitaplar / 20 Temmuz 2019

This famous story of man’s progress through life in search of salvation remains one of the most entertaining allegories of faith ever written. Set against realistic backdrops of town and country, the powerful drama of the pilgrim’s trials and temptations follows him in his harrowing journey to the Celestial City. Along a road filled with monsters and spiritual terrors, Christian confronts such emblematic characters as Worldly Wiseman, Giant Despair, Talkative, Ignorance, and the demons of the Valley of the Shadow of Death. But he is also joined by Hopeful and Faithful.

The Art of War (İngilizce-Türkçe Sözlüklü Savaş Sanatı)
Felsefe Kitapları / 20 Temmuz 2019

“Ever since The Art of War was published, military leaders have been following its advice. In the twentieth century, the Communist leader Mao Zedong said that the lessons he learned from The Art of War helped him defeat Chiang Kai-Shek’s Nationalist forces during the Chinese Civil War. Other recent devotees of Sun Tzu’s work include Viet Minh commanders Vo Nguyen Giap and Ho Chi Minh and American Gulf War generals Norman Schwarzkopf and Colin Powell.” – history.com

Sense and Sensibility
Yabancı Dilde Kitaplar / 20 Temmuz 2019

“Unjustly deprived of their inheritance, Elinor and Marianne Dashwood are forced to leave Sussex for Devonshire, where they are quickly accepted by the narrow local bourgeoisie and hushed hypocrisy. The eldest, Elinor, had to give up a love that seemed to be shared, while Marianne soon fell in love with the seductive Willoughby. If Elinor, who represents reason, conceals her heartache, her younger sister spreads her happiness in broad daylight, unable to hide her feelings. Until the day that Willoughby disappears…“