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ELit Book Tip: Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Außer sich

I am in love. Firstly, I’m in love with Alia, then with Uncle Cemal and later with Anton; I’m in love with Istanbul anyway, and I’m in love with Sasha Marianna Salzmann’s language – with individual sentences, and I’m in love with everyone plus everything that, taken together, results in more than a story. I’m not somebody who falls in love quickly...


I was born in a country where fearlessness was an unwavering ideological dogma, running like a red thread through every book, film, and newspaper article.