In the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire following World War I, nearly two million citizens in Turkey and Greece were expelled from homelands. The Lausanne treaty resulted in the deportation of Orthodox Christians from Turkey to Greece and of Muslims from Greece to Turkey. The transfer was hailed as a solution to the problem of minorities who could not coexist. Both governments saw the exchange as a chance to create societies of a single culture. The opinions and feelings of those uprooted from their native soil were never solicited. In an evocative book, Bruce Clark draws on new archival research in Turkey and Greece as well as interviews with surviving participants to examine this unprecedented exercise in ethnic engineering. He examines how the exchange was negotiated and how people on both sides came to terms with new lands and identities. Politically, the population exchange achieved its planners' goals, but the enormous human suffering left shattered legacies. It colored relations between Turkey and Greece, and has been invoked as a solution by advocates of ethnic separation from the Balkans to South Asia to the Middle East. This thoughtful book is a timely reminder of the effects of grand policy on ordinary people and of the difficulties for modern nations in contested regions where people still identify strongly with their ethnic or religious community.
It was a massive, yet little-known landmark in modern history: in 1923, after a long war over the future of the Ottoman world, nearly 2 million citizens of Turkey or Greece were moved across the Aegean, expelled from their homes because they were of the 'wrong' religion. Orthodox Christians were deported from Turkey to Greece, Muslims from Greece to Turkey. At the time, world statesmen hailed the transfer as a solution to the problem of minorities who could not coexist. Both governments saw the exchange as a chance to create societies where a single culture prevailed. But how did the people who crossed the Aegean feel about this exercise in ethnic engineering? Bruce Clark's fascinating account of these turbulent events draws on new archival research in Greece and Turkey and interviews with some of the surviving refugees, allowing them to speak for themselves for the first time.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest psychologists in world literature, Fyodor Dostoyevsky crafted unique literary works that explored the psychology of the troubled political, social and spiritual atmosphere of nineteenth century Russia. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Dostoyevsky, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 9) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Dostoyevsky's life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 15 novels, with individual contents tables * Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * 20 short stories, with rare tales available in no other collection * Easily locate the short stories you want to read * Includes Dostoyevsky's journal and letters - spend hours exploring the author’s personal correspondence * Special criticism section, with essays evaluating Dostoyevsky’s contribution to literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with corrected texts, new images and introductions Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels POOR FOLK THE DOUBLE NETOCHKA NEZVANOVA UNCLE’S DREAM THE VILLAGE OF STEPANCHIKOVO THE INSULTED AND HUMILIATED THE HOUSE OF THE DEAD NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND CRIME AND PUNISHMENT THE GAMBLER THE IDIOT THE PERMANENT HUSBAND THE POSSESSED THE RAW YOUTH THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV The Short Stories MR. PROHARTCHIN THE CHRISTMAS TREE AND THE WEDDING THE HEAVENLY CHRISTMAS TREE THE CROCODILE BOBOK A GENTLE SPIRIT THE DREAM OF A RIDICULOUS MAN THE PEASANT MAREY THE LITTLE ORPHAN A WEAK HEART WHITE NIGHTS THE MEEK GIRL POLZUNKOV A LITTLE HERO THE HONEST THIEF A NOVEL IN NINE LETTERS THE LANDLADY AN UNPLEASANT PREDICAMENT ANOTHER MAN’S WIFE THE GRAND INQUISITOR The Non-Fiction DOSTOYEVSKY’S JOURNAL LETTERS OF FYODOR MICHAILOVITCH DOSTOYEVSKY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS The Criticism ON RUSSIAN NOVELISTS by William Lyon Phelps RUSSIAN ROMANCE by Earl of Evelyn Baring Cromer A SURVEY OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE by Isabel Florence Hapgood Extract from ‘AN OUTLINE OF RUSSIAN LITERATURE’ by Maurice Baring THREE ESSAYS ON DOSTOYEVSKY by Virginia Woolf Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles
“Traster’s memoir is simultaneously unnerving and inspirational. The adoption world—and everyone surrounding it (meaning everyone)—needs to better understand the realities that affect so many children being adopted from orphanages today.” —Adam Pertman, president, The Evan B. Donaldson Adoption Institute, and author of Adoption Nation In this starkly honest memoir, award-winning journalist Tina Traster tells her moving Russian-adoption story, from dealing with the bleak landscape and inscrutable adoption handlers in Siberia, to her feelings of ambivalence at being a new mother in her forties, to her growing realization over months then years that something was “not quite right” with her daughter, Julia. Traster describes her despair as she blamed her mothering skills for her daughter’s troublesome behavioral issues, until she came to understand that Julia suffered from reactive attachment disorder, a condition associated with infants and young children who have been neglected, abused, or orphaned. She describes how with commitment and acceptance, she and her husband have closed the gulf between them and their daughter to form a loving bond, and provides practical advice for parents struggling with attachment issues. Tina Traster has contributed to numerous publications including the New York Times, the New York Post, Huffington Post, Family Circle, and many more. She lives in Valley Cottage, New York. Melissa Fay Greene is the author of five books, including There Is No Me Without You and No Biking in the House Without a Helmet. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Janet grew up with her father; her mother, she was always told, died when she was three. But now, she unexpectedly inherits a house from her mother, who in fact lived long into Janet's adulthood in an old stone cottage at the sea's edge. Tom was raised by his mother, travelling from one place to another, his only stability the stories she told him - of shapeshifters, danger, impossible love. Now he hides away in an old stone cottage at the sea's edge, waiting for a woman he knows will come. Here is a world where lives and stories become so interwoven that in the end, all distinctions are lost. Written in searing and original prose, Seizure is an intense love story between two people terrified and trapped by the past.
Parker, the ruthless antihero of Richard Stark's eponymous mystery novels, is one of the most unforgettable characters in hardboiled noir. Lauded by critics for his taut realism, unapologetic amorality, and razor-sharp prose style--and adored by fans who turn each intoxicating page with increasing urgency--Stark is a master of crime writing, his books as influential as any in the genre. The University of Chicago Press has embarked on a project to return the early volumes of this series to print for a new generation of readers to discover--and become addicted to. In The Seventh, the heist of a college football game goes bad, and the take is stolen by a crazed, violent amateur. Parker must outrun the cops--and the killer--to retrieve his cash. "Parker . . . lumbers through the pages of Richard Stark's noir novels scattering dead bodies like peanut shells. . . . In a complex world [he] makes things simple."--William Grimes, New York Times "Whatever Stark writes, I read. He's a stylist, a pro, and I thoroughly enjoy his attitude."--Elmore Leonard "Westlake knows precisely how to grab a reader, draw him or her into the story, and then slowly tighten his grip until escape is impossible."--Washington Post Book World "Donald Westlake's Parker novels are among the small number of books I read over and over. Forget all that crap you've been telling yourself about War and Peace and Proust--these are the books you'll want on that desert island."--Lawrence Block