Friday, June 13, 2014

Bahçede Felsefe (Philosophy in the Garden in Turkey)


Just arrived today: my author copies of Bahçede Felsefe, the Turkish edition of Philosophy in the Garden.

Can Yayinlari have done a splendid job with design and layout. They've kept Dan Keating's illustrations, and the overall 'green' mood, but paired these with a khaki colour scheme, a sharp serif font, and cover of Nietzsche-as-topiary.

Obviously I can't speak to the translation (by Esra Birkan), but apparently "Aristotle had a reputation as a dandy" (my first line) is this in Turkish: "Aristoteles züppeliǧilye tanınırdı."

Added bonus: my very own Bahçede Felsefe bookmark.

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