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The Turkish Jester or, The Pleasantries of Cogia Nasr Eddin Effendi by Hoca Nasreddin is an entertaining and thought-provoking collection of humorous anecdotes and witty tales. This compilation of traditional Turkish stories presents the reader with an insightful insight into the humorous, wise, and sometimes absurd character of the eponymous jester.

The book presents a series of short stories, each offering a glimpse into the colorful and absurd world of Cogia Nasr Eddin Effendi, a beloved character in Turkish folklore. From his childhood misadventures to his interactions with the local townsfolk, the author portrays the jester in a manner that is both lighthearted and profound.

What makes this book truly unique is its ability to blend humor with astute observations about human nature and societal norms. Through Nasreddin Effendi's mischievous actions and clever wordplay, the reader is often left pondering deeper meanings and contemplating the absurdities of life. With surprising twists and turns, these tales never fail to amuse and engage.

The stories within this collection cover a wide range of topics, from religion and politics to love and family. Each tale is masterfully crafted to deliver a punchline that will leave readers chuckling and reflecting simultaneously. The author skillfully weaves social commentary into his narratives, allowing the reader to not only enjoy the humor but also gain insights into the human condition.

Additionally, the book provides an intriguing glimpse into Turkish culture and traditions. The witty anecdotes are steeped in colloquial language and cultural references, immersing the reader in the vibrant and lively atmosphere of Nasreddin Effendi's world.

Despite the collection being originally from the 13th century, the stories remain timeless and relevant. The themes explored are universal, appealing to readers of all ages and backgrounds. This is truly a testament to the enduring nature of folktales and their ability to transcend time and place.

In conclusion, The Turkish Jester or, The Pleasantries of Cogia Nasr Eddin Effendi is a captivating book that offers laughter, reflection, and a glimpse into the rich world of Turkish folklore. Nasreddin Effendi's mischievous and wise antics will leave readers both entertained and enlightened. This collection is a must-read for those seeking a delightful and thought-provoking escape into the world of traditional storytelling.

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'A breeze, which pleasant stories bears, Relicks of long departed years.'

The story goes, one of the stories of a hundred, that Cogia Nasr Eddin Efendi one day ascending into the pulpit to preach, said, 'O believers, do ye not know what I am going to say to you?' The congregation answered, 'Dear Cogia Efendi, we do not know.' Then said the Cogia, 'What shall I say to you until you do know?' One day the Cogia ascending again into the pulpit, said, 'O Mussulmen, do ye not know what I am going to say to you?' 'We do know,' they replied. Then said the Cogia, 'Some of ye do know already, what should I have to say to you?' Then descending from the chair he went out. The assembly separated quite astonished, and, when they were out, continued to say, 'Which are those of us who know? Which are those who do not know?' The Cogia one day again mounting the chair in the same manner, said, 'O brothers, when I said to ye, "Do you know what I shall say?" there were some who said, "We know," others said, "We do not." It were now well that those among ye who knew what the Cogia said should teach those that did not... Continue reading book >>

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