A Long Day's Evening

A Long Day's Evening
Translated by Aron Aji, Fred Stark


Aron Aji


Aron Aji, a native of Turkey, has translated works by several Turkish authors in addition to Bilge Karasu including Murathan Mungan, Elif Shafak, Nedim Gursel , and Latife Tekin.  He is the recipient of the 2004 National Translation Award for his translation of Karasu's The Garden of Departed Cats, and a 2006 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in support of the translation of A Long Day's Evening.  A member of the American Literary Translators Association, Aji holds a PhD in comparative literature, serves as dean of the college of arts and sciences at St. Ambrose University, and is a visiting professor at the University of Iowa's MFA program in Translation.  City Lights has previously published another of Aji’s translations, Karasu’s Death in Troy.


Translation:
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Death In Troy
Bilge Karasu
A young man growing up in a small coastal village comes of age in an atmosphere of sublimated, disoriented male eroticism. Governed by religious and sexual taboos, rigid gender roles, stifling maternal love, and the enforced silences of social...