Three Short Stories

Sumbul 

from Irgatların Ofkesi, publish in1971, last edition 2015

translated by Esin Bilbasar Rey

The lime pit digger (Tekne Kazıntısı in Turkish)

from Irgatların Ofkesi, publish in1971, last edition 2015

translated by Esin Bilbasar Rey

Translator's note : The laborer speaks in Yörük dialect which was difficult to translate. A simple English was chosen instead of a literal,  direct translation which may have made the text unintelligible for the English speaking reader although in so doing  it lost its oriental flavor..

Sale of Saltanat

Sale of Saltanat was first published in Turk Edebiyatcilar Birligi Yilligi In 1962. It was specially translated for SSI by the author's daughter. Esin Bilbasar.

Click on  the title of the short story to read it