Aslı Aydıntaşbaş

Aslı Aydıntaşbaş has written for various Turkish and American publications including New York Times and Forbes. She received her M.A. in Middle-Eastern Studies and journalism from New York University.

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  • Vita and Harold go East

    From Issue 21

    Cornucopia was instrumental in reissuing a forgotten novel by Harold Nicolson, set in Istanbul. First published in 1921, Sweet Waters draws heavily on Nicolson’s experience as a diplomat in the city in the 1910s. It is also a highly autobiographical reworking of his courtship of Vita Sackville-West, as a new foreword by their son, Nigel Nicolson, reveals. Here the Turkish journalist Aslı Aydıntaşbaş, who was given access to family records, pieces together Vita’s own view of life on the Bosphorus

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