Book Review: Madonna in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali

Book Review: Madonna  in a Fur Coat by Sabahattin Ali

‘When we walked side by side, did I not feel his humanity most profoundly? Only now did I begin to understand why it was not always through words that people sought each other out and came to understand each other.’

I was profoundly moved by this gem of a book. In ‘Madonna in a Fur Coat’, Ali portrays the deepest corners of the human soul. We, the readers, witness the development of the feeling called ‘love’ from the perspective of a young, extremely sensitive Turkish man, Raif Efendi.

Ali’s writing offers probably one of the best description of a sensitive man, deeply emphatic soul.

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