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Alev Lytle Croutier
Alev Lytle Croutier is the most widely published woman novelist of Turkish origin whose books have been translated into 23 languages. Croutier was born in Izmir, Turkey, studied Literature at Robert College in Istanbul, Art History at Oberlin College,and film Studies at NYU. She has written and... show more

Alev Lytle Croutier is the most widely published woman novelist of Turkish origin whose books have been translated into 23 languages. Croutier was born in Izmir, Turkey, studied Literature at Robert College in Istanbul, Art History at Oberlin College,and film Studies at NYU. She has written and directed films in Japan, Turkey, Europe, and the US and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship (the first ever for a screenplay)for "Tell Me a Riddle," based on Tillie Olsen's acclaimed novel. Croutier also founded Mercury House publishing company in San Francisco and served as the executive editor for almost a decade--editing numerous books, and actively supporting writers in diverse cultures, including Nobel recepients, in getting published. Croutier has been in numerous radio shows and TV documentaries. She has also taught at Dartmouth, Goddard, and San Francisco State Universities and lectures frequently at academic institutions, museums, libraries, and conferences on Orientalism, Middle Eastern women, harems, and Turkish culture.
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Shaykitteh's World of Books
Shaykitteh's World of Books rated it 3 years ago
Harem: The World Behind the Veil was originally published twenty-five years ago. It is now being republished with an introduction bringing in more current events in Turkey and the world, bringing to light the differences and similarities between now and a time where hstems were commonplace. As a fam...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 4 years ago
Disclaimer: ARC via Netgalley. If you go to most art museums in the Western world, you can find at least one, if not more, paintings that depict a European man’s view of the Eastern harem. While beautiful, these paintings will depict various women in various states of undress, usua...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I didn't expect to love this book as much as I did. Well, as much as I loved a good half of it. This isn't a novel, but a collection of 15 stories. Eight of them do involve Mowgli, a young Indian boy orphaned by the evil tiger Shere Khan, raised by wolves and who can count as friends and protectors ...
Not Quite Home
Not Quite Home rated it 7 years ago
Such a great story that great for readers of all ages. I really enjoyed this book.
Booklog
Booklog rated it 9 years ago
All I've ever known really about the Jungle Book was confined to the film version, which is a far cry from Rudyard Kipling's original. My first surprise, was that this was an anthology, not just the story of Mowgli (but that is by far the best story in the collection). My next surprise came in the...
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