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Orhan Pamuk - Author

About the Author

Orhan Pamuk, is the author of many celebrated books, including The White Castle, Istanbul and Snow. In 2003 he won the International IMPAC Award for My Name is Red, and in 2006 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. His most recent novel, The Museum of Innocence, was an international bestseller, praised in the Guardian as 'an enthralling, immensely enjoyable piece of storytelling.' Orhan Pamuk lives in Istanbul.

 

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The Innocence of Memories

The Innocence of Memories

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/01/2019

The Innocence of Memories is an important addition to the oeuvre of Nobel Prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk. Comprised of the screenplay of the acclaimed film by Grant Gee from 2015 (by the same name), a transcript of the author and filmmaker in conversation, and captivating colour stills, it is an essential volume for understanding Pamuk's work. Drawing on the themes from Pamuk's best-selling books, The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul and The Black Book, this book is both an accompaniment to the author's previous publications and a wonderfully revelatory exploration of Orhan Pamuk's key ideas about art, love, and memory.

Orhan Pamuk: Balkon

Orhan Pamuk: Balkon

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

The Red-Haired Woman

The Red-Haired Woman

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Shortlisted for the EBRD Literature Prize for best work of literary fiction translated into English. On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well-digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating metre by metre, the two will develop a father/son bond that neither has known before. But in the nearby town, where they spend their evenings, the boy will find an irresistible diversion. The Red-Haired Woman, an alluring member of a travelling theatre group, catches his eye, and she seems as fascinated by him as he is by her. But in his distraction a horrible accident occurs, and he will spend his life unaware of the outcome, or who the Red-Haired Woman was, until many years later.

Cevdet Bey ve ogullari

Cevdet Bey ve ogullari

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 28/05/2018

Debyutnyj roman "e;Dzhevdet-bej i synov'ya"e; zanimaet v tvorchestve Orhana Pamuka osoboe mesto. Otgoloski sobytij, imena personazhej ehtoj uvlekatel'noj semejnoj sagi, ohvatyvayushchej tri pokoleniya stambul'skoj sem'i, mozhno najti vo mnogih knigah pisatelya. V ehtom proizvedenii, napominayushchem "e;Sagu o Forsajtah"e; Golsuorsi i "e;Buddenbrokov"e; Tomasa Manna, nashli svoe otrazhenie vse lyubimye temy budushchih romanov Pamuka: stremlenie cheloveka najti svoe mesto v izmenchivom mire, protivostoyanie Vostoka i Zapada, lyubov' k istoriyam i zagadkam, konflikt otcov i detej. I prezhde vsego, konechno, opisaniya Stambula, togo kak menyalsya ehtot nepovtorimyj gorod na protyazhenii 20 veka.

Other Colors

Other Colors

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2018

In the three decades that Nobel prize-winning author Orhan Pamuk has devoted himself to writing fiction, he has also produced scores of witty, moving, and provocative essays and articles. He engages the work of Nabokov, Kundera, Rushdie, and Vargas Llosa, among others, and he discusses his own books and writing process. We also learn how he lives, as he recounts his successful struggle to quit smoking, describes his relationship with his daughter, and reflects on the controversy he has attracted in recent years. Here is a thoughtful compilation of a brilliant novelist's best nonfiction, offering different perspectives on his lifelong obsessions with loneliness, contentment, and the books and cities that have shaped his experience.

New Life

New Life

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2018

The protagonist of Orhan Pamuk's fiendishly engaging novel is launched into a world of hypnotic texts and (literally) Byzantine conspiracies that whirl across the steppes and forlorn frontier towns of Turkey. And with The New Life, Pamuk himself vaults from the forefront of his country's writers into the arena of world literature. Through the single act of reading a book, a young student is uprooted from his old life and identity. Within days he has fallen in love with the luminous and elusive Janan; witnessed the attempted assassination of a rival suitor; and forsaken his family to travel aimlessly through a nocturnal landscape of traveler's cafes and apocalyptic bus wrecks. As imagined by Pamuk, the result is a wondrous marriage of the intellectual thriller and high romance. Translated from the Turkish by Guneli Gun.[A] weird, hypnotic new novel...It veers from intellectual conundrums in the Borges vein to rapturous lyricism reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.--Wall Street Journal

Black Book

Black Book

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 06/03/2018

A New Translation and Afterword by Maureen FreelyGalip is a lawyer living in Istanbul. His wife, the detective novelloving Ruya, has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband or Cell, a popular newspaper columnist? But Cell, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he finds himself assuming the enviable Cell's identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues every conceivable clue, but the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and when he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst.With its cascade of beguiling stories about Istanbul, The Black Book is a brilliantly unconventional mystery, and a provocative meditation on identity. For Turkish literary readers it is the cherished cult novel in which Orhan Pamuk found his original voice, but it has largely been neglected by English-language readers. Now, in Maureen Freely's beautiful new translation, they, too, may encounter all its riches.

The Red-Haired Woman

The Red-Haired Woman

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2018

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them. On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither has known before -not the poor middle-aged bachelor nor the middle-class boy whose father disappeared after being arrested for politically subversive activities. The pair will come to depend on each other and exchange stories reflecting disparate views of the world. But in the nearby town, where they buy provisions and take their evening break, the boy will find an irresistible diversion. The Red-Haired Woman, an alluring member of a travelling theatre company, catches his eye and seems as fascinated by him as he is by her. The young man's wildest dream will be realized, but, when in his distraction a horrible accident befalls the well digger, the boy will flee, returning to Istanbul. Only years later will he discover whether he was in fact responsible for his master's death and who the redheaded enchantress was.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Orhan Pamuk

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Orhan Pamuk

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006, Orhan Pamuk is Turkey's preeminent novelist and internationally recognized figure of letters. Influenced by both Turkish and European literature, his works interrogate problems of modernity and of East and West in the Turkish context and incorporate the Ottoman legacy linguistically and thematically. The stylistic and thematic aspects of his novels, his intriguing use of intertextual elements, and his characters' metatextual commentaries make his work rewarding in courses on world literature and on the postmodern novel. Pamuk's nonfiction writings extend his themes of memory, loss, personal and political histories, and the craft of the novel. Part 1, `Materials', provides biographical background and introduces instructors to translations and critical scholarship that will elucidate Pamuk's works. In part 2, `Approaches', essays cover topics that support teachers in a range of classrooms, including Pamuk's use of the Turkish language, the political background to Pamuk's novels, the politics of translation and aesthetics, and Pamuk's works as world literature.

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Orhan Pamuk

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Orhan Pamuk

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006, Orhan Pamuk is Turkey's preeminent novelist and internationally recognized figure of letters. Influenced by both Turkish and European literature, his works interrogate problems of modernity and of East and West in the Turkish context and incorporate the Ottoman legacy linguistically and thematically. The stylistic and thematic aspects of his novels, his intriguing use of intertextual elements, and his characters' metatextual commentaries make his work rewarding in courses on world literature and on the postmodern novel. Pamuk's nonfiction writings extend his themes of memory, loss, personal and political histories, and the craft of the novel. Part 1, `Materials', provides biographical background and introduces instructors to translations and critical scholarship that will elucidate Pamuk's works. In part 2, `Approaches', essays cover topics that support teachers in a range of classrooms, including Pamuk's use of the Turkish language, the political background to Pamuk's novels, the politics of translation and aesthetics, and Pamuk's works as world literature.

White Castle

White Castle

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young Italian scholar sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and delivered to Constantinople. There he falls into the custody of a scholar known as Hoja--"e;master"e;--a man who is his exact double. In the years that follow, the slave instructs his master in Western science and technology, from medicine to pyrotechnics. But Hoja wants to know more: why he and his captive are the persons they are and whether, given knowledge of each other's most intimate secrets, they could actually exchange identities. Set in a world of magnificent scholarship and terrifying savagery, The White Castle is a colorful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination. Translated from the Turkish by Victoria Holbrook.

Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 06/02/2018

From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels. In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Norton Lecture series, Pamuk presents a comprehensive and provocative theory of the novel and the experience of reading. Drawing on Friedrich Schiller's famous distinction between ';nave' writersthose who write spontaneouslyand ';sentimental' writersthose who are reflective and awarePamuk reveals two unique ways of processing and composing the written word. He takes us through his own literary journey and the beloved novels of his youth to describe the singular experience of reading. Unique, nuanced, and passionate, this book will be beloved by readers and writers alike.

Kara kitap

Kara kitap

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 19/12/2017

Orhan Pamuk - izvestnyj tureckij pisatel', obladatel' mnogochislennyh nacional'nyh i mezhdunarodnyh premij, v chisle kotoryh Nobelevskaya premiya po literature. "e;CHernaya kniga"e; - samyj prichudlivyj roman pisatelya, oslepitel'naya arabeska iz skazochnyh istorij, snovidenij, zagadok i vospominanij. U stambul'skogo advokata Galipa ischezaet zhena. Galip brodit po ulicam Stambula v poiskah tajnyh znakov, kotorye mogli by podskazat' emu otvet, ukazat' mesto, gde mogla by skryvat'sya Ryujya. Odnako gorod otkazyvaetsya vydavat' svoi tajny, pogruzhaya Galipa v strannyj mir, v kotorom vse slozhnee otdelit' real'nost' ot fantazii. Roman publikuetsya v novom perevode.

Cudno je u mojoj glavi

Cudno je u mojoj glavi

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 25/10/2017

DOBITNIK NOBELOVE NAGRADE ZA KNJIZEVNOST"e;Pamuk je najveA i A ivuA i pisac."e; -Le PointIma genijalnosti u ludilu Orhana Pamuka."e; -Umberto EcoNovi naslov nobelovca i autora bestsellera Zovem se Crvena, pozamaA an, panoramski roman - prvi nakon Muzeja nevinosti - pripovijeda nezaboravnu priA u o istanbulskom uliA nom prodavaA u i ljubavi njegova A ivota.JoA od djetinjstva provedena u siromaA nom selu u srediA njoj Anatoliji, Mevlut KarataA maA tao je o tome kakav A e A ivot A ivjeti. Ne dobivajuA i od A kole onoliko koliko se nadao, u dobi od dvanaest godina stiA e u Istanbul - "e;srediA te svijeta"e; - i odmah se oduA evljava kako starim Istanbulom u nestajanju, tako i novim, u izgradnji. Mevlut nastavlja oA ev posao uliA nog prodavaA a boze, nadajuA i se da A e postati bogat baA poput drugih seljana koji su iz opustoA enih brda doselili u metropolu.No, sreA a kao da nikada nije na Mevlutovoj strani. Dok gleda kako se njegovi roA aci kuA e i zgrA u bogatstvo, on provodi tri godine piA uA i ljubavna pisma djevojci koju je jednom vidio na nekoj svadbi da bi na koncu, greA kom, pobjegao s njezinom sestrom. I iako mu polazi za rukom cijeniti svoju A enu i obitelj koju su zasnovali, u srednjoj dobi zaglavljuje u niz besmislenih poslova. OsjeA aj da mu neA to nedostaje ponekad ga usmjerava u politiku, a povremeno i na uA enja karizmatiA nog vjerskog vodiA a.Svake veA eri, bez iznimke, Mevlut nastavlja lutati ulicama Istanbula prodajuA i bozu i razmiA ljajuA i o A udnovatom osjeA aju u svojoj glavi, senzaciji zbog koje se osjeA a drugaA ijim od drugih, sve dok se sudbina ne pobrine da mu joA jednom objasni A to je ono za A im je oduvijek A udio.IspriA an iz razliA itih perspektiva, iz usta cijelog niza upeA atljivih likova, A udno je u mojoj glavi moderan je ep o starenju u velikom gradu, briljantna freska A ivota doA ljaka koji su u proteklih pedeset godina promijenili lice Istanbula. OA aravajuA a je to priA a o ljudskoj A eA nji i zasigurno jedno od Pamukovih najboljih postignuA a.S turskoga preveo Ivan IvanoviA Orhan Pamuk dobitnik je Nobelove nagrade za knjiA evnost 2006. Njegov roman Zovem se Crvena osvojio je knjiA evnu nagradu IMPAC Dublin 2003. Djela su mu prevedena na viA e od A ezdeset jezika.

Istanbul Memories and the City (The Illustrated Edition)

Istanbul Memories and the City (The Illustrated Edition)

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Like the Dublin of Joyce and Jan Morris' Venice, Orhan Pamuk's bestselling Istanbul: Memories of a City is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving. Since the publication of Istanbul, Pamuk has continued to add to his collection of photographs of Istanbul. Now, he has selected a range of photographs for Illustrated Istanbul, linking each new image to his memoir. This lavish selection of 450 photographs features contributions from Ara Guler, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Istanbul's characteristic photography collectors, and contains previously unpublished family photographs from the author's archives.

The Red-Haired Woman

The Red-Haired Woman

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red, a fable of fathers and sons and the desires that come between them. On the outskirts of a town thirty miles from Istanbul, a master well digger and his young apprentice are hired to find water on a barren plain. As they struggle in the summer heat, excavating meter by meter, the two will develop a filial bond neither has known before -not the poor middle-aged bachelor nor the middle-class boy whose father disappeared after being arrested for politically subversive activities. The pair will come to depend on each other and exchange stories reflecting disparate views of the world. But in the nearby town, where they buy provisions and take their evening break, the boy will find an irresistible diversion. The Red-Haired Woman, an alluring member of a travelling theatre company, catches his eye and seems as fascinated by him as he is by her. The young man's wildest dream will be realized, but, when in his distraction a horrible accident befalls the well digger, the boy will flee, returning to Istanbul. Only years later will he discover whether he was in fact responsible for his master's death and who the redheaded enchantress was.