Cevdet Bey et ses fils by Orhan Pamuk

By Orhan Pamuk

C’est dans le quartier occidental de Nişantaşi que Cevdet Bey, un riche marchand musulman, s’installe avec son épouse pour fonder une famille.

Nous sommes en 1905 et le sultan Abdülhamid II vient d’échapper à un attentat. Les élites turques contestent de plus en plus fortement le règne despotique des dirigeants ottomans, le will pay se trouve alors à un tournant historique que Cevdet a pour projet de relater dans ses Mémoires.

Trente ans plus tard, los angeles Turquie n’est en effet plus l. a. même après los angeles réforme du régime politique, le bouleversement des mœurs, et los angeles mise en position d’un nouvel alphabet. Les fils de Cevdet Bey en profitent pour prendre des instructions différentes dans ce can pay gagné par l. a. modernité.

Et c’est à los angeles troisième génération, en 1970, qu’un besoin de retour vers les origines vient sceller cette fresque turque. Ahmet, qui est artiste-peintre, s’attaque au portrait de son grand-père, mort dans les années soixante, et ainsi à celui de toute une nation...

Cevdet Bey et ses fils est le optimal roman écrit par Orhan Pamuk. Toute son œuvre affleure déjà dans cette monstrous fresque à trois temps qui dépeint magistralement l’émergence d'une Turquie moderne, thème qu’il déclinera sans cesse dans los angeles suite de sa creation littéraire.

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This offensive, which lasted until his death in 1839, admittedly ushered in mixed returns. While his men failed to stave off Greece’s secession in 1830, the empire’s new army did succeed in dispatching a great many provincial notables who refused to accede to the sultan’s authority. The fall of the janissaries and the ayan class paved the way for the construction of a new imperial bureaucracy crafted and controlled from Istanbul. Abdülmecid I, Mahmud II’s heir, built upon the military reforms of his predecessors.

The commander of Anatolia’s Fourth Army, Zeki Pasha, instituted a program to enlist the aid of allied Kurdish tribes and deploy them as militiamen against suspect centers of Armenian separatism. The creation of these “Hamidiye Regiments” worsened the degree and scale of the violence, as militiamen seized land and livestock at will, causing still greater rifts between local Armenians and Kurds. Muslim and Christian civilians in Macedonia fared no better as a result of the state’s struggle with insurgents in the region.

Matters of war, peace, and commerce provided even more stark displays of the state’s inherent weaknesses and failings. Despite repeatedly pledging to uphold Istanbul’s sovereignty and integrity, British, French, and Russian intervention into Ottoman domestic affairs extracted heavy territorial and economic concessions. By the last quarter of the century, Istanbul had all but ceded control over its imperial purse with the creation of the Ottoman Public Debt Administration in 1881. As private Western firms steadily came to dominate Ottoman export trade, European and American educators and evangelists assumed an increasingly more visible role in educating and mentoring provincial communities.

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