Monday, October 03, 2005


An idea for a short story/novella: a fictive account of the life of Paul Wittek, a scholar of Ottoman History. The story will start in 1948, when Wittek returns to Europe which he had fled before the war. He travels across the continent, trying to retrieve the archive that he had had to leave behind, and to pick the pieces of his former life; it will end in 1950, with the publication of the second part of his article on the Ottoman Tughra in the Journal Byzantion, and before he is ready to depart the continent and return – this time for good – to London.

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