Meet Libby. Learn more here
We want your feedback!
Click here
Cover Image

The Time Regulation Institute

by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar


Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today

'Just as she was being lowered into the earth - following the late afternoon call to prayer - my aunt sprang briskly back to life'

In this fictional memoir of Hayri Irdal - troublesome boy, workshy man and feckless husband - life is examined in all its double-crossing, chaotic, disastrous glory. From his youth, dismantling timepieces while his family fell apart, to his later years at the scandal-hit Time Regulation Institute, Hayri's absurdist misadventures play out as a brilliant allegory of the collision between East and West, tradition and modernity.

Publication Details

Penguin Books Ltd
Publication Date:


  • OverDrive Read
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 881.5 KB
The Time Regulation Institute
Copy and paste the code into your website.