Leopold’s Soap

Berkan M. Şimşek


PAGES: 312
SIZE: 13,5 x 20 cm.
EDITION: 1st print ,2017-03-14 00:00:00
HARDCOVER ISBN: 9786059389396

Winner of 2017 Dünya Kitap Encouragement Award for Crime Fiction

What does it mean to own a text?

What does it mean to be owned by a text?

Are there any original lives, after all, so that there may be an original text?

Berkan M. Şimşek’s debut novel Leopold’s Soap pokes the “autonomous space” of the history of literature with amusing and “suspicious” intertextual references.

The book opens with a warning of “plagiarism”, and the readers immidiately encounter a previously-stolen fictional text which has been enriched by the real writer’s own footnotes, explanations and anecdotes. The story continues with countless wordplays, multilayered narratives, awkward theoretical conversations on the nature of literature, publishing, and transitional identity, along with characters who think about literature way too much for their own good.
Leopold’s Soap is a funny, gripping literary-crime fiction that clears the veins of the much-exhausted postmodernist literature.


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