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A ‘Son of Darwin’ in Turkey?

In response to:

Pamuk on the Eve from the February 7, 2013 issue

To the Editors:

At the risk of stating the obvious [in Neal Ascherson’s review of Orhan Pamuk’s novel Silent House, NYR, February 7], isn’t the name Darvinoglu (“perhaps a private riddle belonging to the author”?) none other than Turkished “son-of-Darwin” (-oglu, a suffix signifying “son of”), or, in other words, an adherent of modernism as opposed to somewhat outdated Kemalism?

Jeremy Franks
Kareby, Sweden

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