The Time Regulation Institute

Turkish author Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar passed away decades ago but his brilliant work, The Time Regulation Institute,has been carefully and diligently translated so that readers worldwide will now be able to read of its main character, Hayri Irdal, and his highly amusing misadventures.  And speaking of misadventures, not the least of which is Hayri’s linking with Halit Ayarci who wishes to change all the clocks and watches in Turkey to coincide with Western time and actually develops the Time Regulation Institute. A cast of characters includes both of Hayri’s wives, his counsellor Dr. Ramiz, and a myriad of delightful people who bring alive Turkey’s way of speaking and style of life. For people who want to know of the world around them and the variety of people therein, The Time Regulation Institute is a must read.

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