Books: Aphrodite in Turkey

To the defense of public morals in Istanbul rushed one Ibrahim Hakki Konyali, a Turk of doubtful learning but steely ethic. Haled into court at his insistence was the publisher of the first Turkish translation of Aphrodite, by Pierre Louys, for 50 years a classic of carnality among Frenchmen and U. S. undergraduates. Istanbul bubbled like a hookah. Enlightened Turkish newspapers were highly incensed with Ibrahim Hakki Konyali. Then on Istanbul book stalls appeared a new Aphrodite, adorned with a photograph of a sculptured nude, billed as "the book everyone is talking about." The author: Ibrahim Hakki Konyali.

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