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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: 29/11/2018

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: 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.

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.

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.

Red-Haired Woman

Red-Haired Woman

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 05/09/2017

"e;Many years have now gone by, and jealousy compels me to keep her name a secret, even from my readers. But I must provide a full and truthful account of what happened."e;It is mid-1980s Istanbul and Master Mahmut and his apprentice use ancient methods to dig wells - they are desperate to find water in a barren land. This is the tale of their struggle, but it is also a deeper investigation - through mesmerising stories and images - into Pamuk's prevailing themes: fathers and sons, the state and individual freedom, reading and seeing. It is also a richly literary work: The Red-Haired Woman borrows from the tradition of the French conte philosophique and asks probing questions of ethics and of the role of art in our lives. It is both a short, realist text investigating a murder which took place thirty years ago near Istanbul - and a fictional inquiry into the literary foundations of civilizations, comparing two fundamental myths of the West and the East respectively: Sophocles's Oedipus Rex (a story of patricide) and Ferdowsi's tale of Rostam and Sohrab (a story of filicide).The Red-Haired Woman is a masterful and mesmerising work which further confirms Orhan Pamuk as one of our greatest novelists.

Red-Haired Woman, The

Red-Haired Woman, The

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 28/08/2017

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author Orhan Pamuk is The Red-Haired Woman, 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 without luck, the two 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 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 finds an irresistible diversion: The Red-Haired Woman, an alluring member of a travelling theatre company. She catches his eye and seems as fascinated by him as he is by her. When the young man's wildest dream is realised, in his distraction a horrible accident befalls the well digger and the boy flees, 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.The Red-Haired Woman is a beguiling mystery tale of family and romance, of east and west, tradition and modernity, by one of the great storytellers of our time. Translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap.

Red-Haired Woman

Red-Haired Woman

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2017

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 without luck 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.A beguiling mystery tale of family and romance, of east and west, tradition and modernity, by one of the great storytellers of our time.Translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap.

The Red-Haired Woman

The Red-Haired Woman

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2017

Many years have now gone by, and jealousy compels me to keep her name a secret, even from my readers. But I must provide a full and truthful account of what happened. It is mid-1980s Istanbul and Master Mahmut and his apprentice use ancient methods to dig wells - they are desperate to find water in a barren land. This is the tale of their struggle, but it is also a deeper investigation - through mesmerising stories and images - into Pamuk's prevailing themes: fathers and sons, the state and individual freedom, reading and seeing. It is also a richly literary work: The Red-Haired Woman borrows from the tradition of the French conte philosophique and asks probing questions of ethics and of the role of art in our lives. It is both a short, realist text investigating a murder which took place thirty years ago near Istanbul - and a fictional inquiry into the literary foundations of civilizations, comparing two fundamental myths of the West and the East respectively: Sophocles's Oedipus Rex (a story of patricide) and Ferdowsi's tale of Rostam and Sohrab (a story of filicide). The Red-Haired Woman is a masterful and mesmerising work which further confirms Orhan Pamuk as one of our greatest novelists.

Oteki Renkler

Oteki Renkler

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 15/02/2017

"e;Drugie cveta - nastoyashchij podarok vsem poklonnikam izvestnogo tureckogo pisatelya Orhana Pamuka. EHta kniga sostavlena po principu kalejdoskopa iz samyh raznyh tekstov: zdes' i avtobiograficheskie zarisovki, i nebol'shie rasskazy, i razmyshleniya o tvorchestve lyubimyh pisatelej, i nobelevskaya lekciya, i ocherk o stambul'skih zemletryaseniyah. "e;Drugie cveta - samaya lichnaya kniga Pamuka, v kotoroj avtor delitsya svoimi strahami, vspominaet pechal'nye i radostnye sobytiya svoej zhizni i pripodnimaet zavesu nad nekotorymi tajnami svoego tvorchestva.

KA rmA zA  SaclA  KadA n

KA rmA zA SaclA KadA n

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2016

Novyj roman Orhana Pamuka rasskazyvaet istoriyu lyubvi, sluchivshuyusya v nebol'shom gorodke nedaleko ot Stambula. Glavnyj geroj knigi - yunyj stambul'skij liceist, polyubivshij aktrisu brodyachego teatra, zagadochnuyu Ryzhevolosuyu ZHenshchinu, kotoraya kazhduyu noch' rasskazyvaet nemnogochislennoj publike starinnye skazki i predaniya. Vpervye poznav op'yanenie lyubov'yu, revnost', oshchushchenie svobody i otvetstvennosti, Dzhem CHelik proneset ehti chuvstva cherez vsyu zhizn', chtoby cherez tridcat' let vnov' vstretit'sya so svoim proshlym licom k licu... Vpervye na russkom!

O ciudatenie a mintii mele

O ciudatenie a mintii mele

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 08/07/2016

Prima carte publicata de Orhan Pamuk dupa dobandirea Premiului Nobel pentru Literatura (2006), O ciudatenie a mintii mele este o epopee moderna, desfasurata pe parcursul a mai bine de patru decenii (1969-2012), in centrul careia se afla unul dintre milioanele de personaje secundare"e; ale Istanbulului: iaurgiul si bragagiul Mevlut Karatas. Povestea adeseori induiosatoare a contraeroului Mevlut Karatas, cu bucuriile, sensibilitatile, izbanzile si, mai ales, esecurile sale, este de fapt povestea celuilalt Istanbul"e;, a vanzatorilor stradali, a cartierelor de baraci, a imigrantilor din Anatolia care ajung sa schimbe, treptat, textura si stilul de viata traditional al orasului, pe valul ambiguu al pribegiilor moderne. Modernizarea orasului, petrecuta pe fundalul eternelor framantari politice, se asociaza cu disparitia unor indeletniciri traditionale, cu modificarea dramatica a peisajului uman, cu nenumarate infrangeri personale, nevazute si nestiute, care marcheaza destinele generatiilor pierdute"e; ale Istanbulului contemporan.

A Strangeness in My Mind

A Strangeness in My Mind

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

At a family wedding Mevlut catches sight of a girl with whom he falls in love. After a secret courtship of letters passed via his cousin, she agrees to elope with him, and on a dark night the two come together for the first time. As they rush to catch a train to Istanbul, Mevlut realises he has been misled. But the die is cast, and the situation will determine the rest of his days. Over the next four decades in Istanbul, Mevlut works various jobs to support his loving wife and family; work that gives him a special perspective on his rapidly changing city and the people who live there. And every evening he walks the streets, selling his wares and dreaming his dreams.

BEYAZ KALE

BEYAZ KALE

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 26/05/2016

Orhan Pamuk - izvestnyj tureckij pisatel', obladatel' mnogochislennyh nacional'nyh i mezhdunarodnyh premij, v chisle kotoryh Nobelevskaya premiya po literature za "e;poisk dushi svoego melanholicheskogo goroda Dusha goroda vsegda obretaetsya v ego proshlom, vozmozhno, poehtomu talant Pamuka tak blestyashche proyavlyaetsya v istoricheskih romanah, takih kak "e;Imya mne - Krasnyj i "e;Belaya krepost' Syuzhet "e;Beloj kreposti, dejstvie kotorogo proiskhodit v 17 veke, odnovremenno prost i zagadochen, podobno drevnej arabskoj miniatyure: glavnyj geroj, molodoj ital'yanec, popadaet v plen k turkam, gde stanovitsya rabom strannogo cheloveka, oderzhimogo poznaniem vselennoj. Odnako naibolee volnuyushchaya tajna zaklyuchena v lice tureckogo uchennogo, kak dve kapli vody pohozhego na lico ital'yanskogo plennika. Predlagaem chitatelyam novyj perevod romana "e;Belaya krepost'

A Strangeness in My Mind

A Strangeness in My Mind

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2016

A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul. In the four decades between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut works a number of different jobs on the streets of Istanbul, from selling yoghurt and cooked rice, to guarding a car park. He observes many different kinds of people thronging the streets, he watches most of the city get demolished and re-built, and he sees migrants from Anatolia making a fortune; at the same time, he witnesses all of the transformative moments, political clashes, and military coups that shape the country. He always wonders what it is that separates him from everyone else - the source of that strangeness in his mind. But he never stops selling boza during winter evenings and trying to understand who his beloved really is. What matters more in love: what we wish for, or what our fate has in store? Do our choices dictate whether we will be happy or not, or are these things determined by forces beyond our control? A Strangeness In My Mind tries to answer these questions while portraying the tensions between urban life and family life, and the fury and helplessness of women inside their homes.

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist Understanding What Happens When We Write and Read Novels

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist Understanding What Happens When We Write and Read Novels

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2016

What happens within us when we read a novel? And how does a novel create its unique effects, so distinct from those of a painting, a film, or a poem? In this inspired, thoughtful, deeply personal book, Orhan Pamuk takes us into the worlds of the writer and the reader, revealing their intimate connections. Pamuk draws on Friedrich Schiller's famous distinction between naive poets-who write spontaneously, serenely, unselfconsciously-and sentimental poets: those who are reflective, emotional, questioning, and alive to the artifice of the written word. Harking back to the beloved novels of his youth and ranging through the work of such writers as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Stendhal, Flaubert, Proust, Mann, and Naipaul, he explores the oscillation between the naive and the reflective, and the search for an equilibrium, that lie at the center of the novelist's craft. He ponders the novel's visual and sensual power-its ability to conjure landscapes so vivid they can make the here-and-now fade away. In the course of this exploration, he considers the elements of character, plot, time, and setting that compose the sweet illusion of the fictional world. Anyone who has known the pleasure of becoming immersed in a novel will enjoy, and learn from, this perceptive book by one of the modern masters of the art.

Along the Bosphorus

Along the Bosphorus

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2016

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection The Nobel Prizewinning novelist Orhan Pamuk reminisces on growing up on the banks of the mysterious Bosphorus in Istanbul. From the ghostly yalis, splendid waterside mansions built by the great Ottoman families during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, to the crowds of vesselsRussian frigates, rickety fishing boats, and ferriesthat plied its waters, Pamuk takes readers on a tour of the great river. A selection from the shimmering and evocative Istanbul: Memories and the City, ';Along the Bosphorus' is the essential guide to the city's watery way. An eBook short.

Kafamda Bir tuhaflik

Kafamda Bir tuhaflik

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 26/01/2016

Orhan Pamuk - izvestnyj tureckij pisatel', obladatel' mnogochislennyh nacional'nyh i mezhdunarodnyh premij, v chisle kotoryh Nobelevskaya premiya po literature za "e;poisk dushi svoego melanholicheskogo goroda Novyj roman Pamuka "e;Moi strannye mysli nad kotorym on rabotal poslednie shest' let, vozmozhno, samyj "e;stambul'skij iz vsekh. Ego dejstvie ohvatyvaet bolee soroka let - s 1969 po 2012 god. Glavnyj geroj Mevlyut rabotaet na ulicah Stambula, nablyudaya, kak ulicy napolnyayutsya novymi lyud'mi, gorod obretaet i teryaet novye i starye zdaniya, iz Anatolii priezzhayut na zarabotki bednyaki. Na ego glazah sovershayutsya perevoroty, vlasti smenyayut drug druga, a Mevlyut vse brodit po ulicam, zimnimi vecherami zadavayas' voprosom, chto zhe otlichaet ego ot drugih lyudej, pochemu ego poseshchayut strannye mysli obo vsem na svete i kto zhe na samom dele ego vozlyublennaya, kotoroj on pishet pis'ma poslednie tri goda. Vpervye na russkom!

KAR

KAR

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 23/11/2015

Orhan Pamuk - izvestnyj tureckij pisatel', obladatel' mnogochislennyh nacional'nyh i mezhdunarodnyh premij, v chisle kotoryh Nobelevskaya premiya po literature za "e;poisk dushi svoego melanholicheskogo goroda V samom dele, dejstvie pochti vsekh romanov pisatelya proiskhodit v Stambule, gorode zagadochnom i prekrasnom, perezhivshem vysochajshij rascvet i pechal'nye sumerki upadka. Dejstvie romana "e;Sneg odnako, razvivaetsya v nebol'shom provincial'nom gorodke, kuda pribyvaet molodoj poeht v poiskah razgadki prichin gibeli neskol'kih molodyh devushek, pokonchivshih s soboj. Zdes', budto na krayu zemli, obitaet sovsem drugoj narod, ispoveduyushchij strogie religioznye pravila. Otrezannyj ot celogo mira neob"e;yatnymi belymi prostranstvami, zanesennyj po kryshi snegami, gorodok i ne dumaet dremat', a naprotiv - vnimatel'no sledit za kazhdym shagom nezvanogo gostya... V nastoyashchem izdanii roman pechataetsya v novoj redakcii.

Masumiyet muzesi

Masumiyet muzesi

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 03/11/2015

Laureat Nobelevskoj premii, blestyashchij tureckij pisatel' Orhan Pamuk priglashaet chitatelej v udivitel'nyj muzej, hranyashchij bogatuyu kollekciyu raznoobraznejshih predmetov, sredi kotoryh: malen'kaya serezhka, bumazhnyj voroh biletov v kino, potemnevshie fotografii poluzabytyh znamenitostej, flakon tualetnoj vody, farforovye sobachki, 4213 okurkov, zhenskie platki, ostanki staroj mashiny, risunki, chashki, osobaya karta Stambula... Vse ehti veshchi - pamyat' o schast'e, ostavshemsya v proshlom, slabye sledy na peske vremeni, po kotorym vozmozhno vernut'sya nazad i vnov' perezhit' volnuyushchuyu istoriyu lyubvi...

Strangeness in My Mind

Strangeness in My Mind

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 21/10/2015

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red: a soaring, panoramic new novel - his first since The Museum of Innocence- telling the unforgettable tale of an Istanbul street vendor and the love of his life. Since his boyhood in a poor village in Central Anatolia, Mevlut Karatas has fantasized about what his life would become. Not getting as far in school as he'd hoped, at the age of twelve, he comes to Istanbul - 'the center of the world' - and is immediately enthralled both by the city being demolished and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father's trade, selling boza (a traditional Turkish drink) on the street, and hoping to become rich, like other villagers who have settled the desolate hills outside the booming metropolis. But chance seems to conspire against him. He spends three years writing love letters to a girl he saw just once at a wedding, only to elope by mistake with her sister. And though he grows to cherish his wife and the family they have, his relations all make their fortunes while his own years are spent in a series of jobs leading nowhere; he is sometimes attracted to the politics of his friends and intermittently to the lodge of a religious guide. But every evening, without fail, he still wanders the streets of Istanbul, selling boza and wondering at the 'strangeness' in his mind, the sensation that makes him feel different from everyone else, until fortune conspires once more to let him understand at last what it is he has always yearned for.Told from the perspectives of many beguiling characters, A Strangeness in My Mindis a modern epic of coming of age in a great city, and a mesmerizing narrative sure to take its place among Pamuk's finest achievements.

Strangeness in My Mind

Strangeness in My Mind

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2015

From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of Snow and My Name Is Red: a soaring, panoramic new novelhis first since The Museum of Innocencetelling the unforgettable tale of an Istanbul street vendor and the love of his life. Since his boyhood in a poor village in Central Anatolia, Mevlut Karata has fantasized about what his life would become. Not getting as far in school as he'd hoped, at the age of twelve he comes to Istanbul';the center of the world'and is immediately enthralled by both the old city that is disappearing and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father's trade, selling boza (a traditional mildly alcoholic Turkish drink) on the street, and hoping to become rich, like other villagers who have settled the desolate hills outside the booming metropolis. But luck never seems to be on Mevlut's side. As he watches his relations settle down and make their fortunes, he spends three years writing love letters to a girl he saw just once at a wedding, only to elope by mistake with her sister. And though he grows to cherish his wife and the family they have, he stumbles toward middle age in a series of jobs leading nowhere. His sense of missing something leads him sometimes to the politics of his friends and intermittently to the teachings of a charismatic religious guide. But every evening, without fail, Mevlut still wanders the streets of Istanbul, selling boza and wondering at the ';strangeness' in his mind, the sensation that makes him feel different from everyone else, until fortune conspires once more to let him understand at last what it is he has always yearned for.Told from different perspectives by a host of beguiling characters, A Strangeness in My Mind is a modern epic of coming of age in a great city, a brilliant tableau of life among the newcomers who have changed the face of Istanbul over the past fifty years. Here is a mesmerizing story of human longing, sure to take its place among Pamuk's finest achievements.

White Castle

White Castle

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2015

In the seventeenth century, a young Italian scholar sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and delivered to Constantinople, into the custody of a scholar known as Hoja master a man who is his exact double. Hoja wonders, given the knowledge of each other s most intimate secrets, if they could actually exchange identities. Set in a world of magnificent scholarship and terrifying savagery, The White Castle is a colourful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination.

Black Book

Black Book

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 14/10/2015

As he investigates the mysterious disappearance of his wife and a popular newspaper columnist, Cel l, Galip finds himself assuming the enviable Cel l s identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. With its cascade of beguiling stories about Istanbul, The Black Book is a brilliantly unconventional mystery, and a provocative meditation on identity.

Strangeness in My Mind

Strangeness in My Mind

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2015

Since his boyhood in a poor village in Central Anatolia, Mevlut Karatas has fantasized about what his life would become. Not getting as far in school as he'd hoped, at the age of twelve, he comes to Istanbul-"e;the center of the world"e;-and is immediately enthralled both by the city being demolished and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father's trade, selling boza on the street, and hopes to become rich like other villagers who have settled on the desolate hills outside the booming metropolis. But chance seems to conspire against him. He spends three years writing love letters to a girl he saw just once at a wedding, only to elope by mistake with her sister. And though he grows to cherish his wife and the family they have, his relations all make their fortunes while his own years are spent in a series of jobs leading nowhere; he is sometimes attracted to the politics of his friends and intermittently to the lodge of a religious guide. But every evening, without fail, he still wanders the streets of Istanbul, selling boza and wondering at the "e;strangeness"e; in his mind, the sensation that makes him feel different from everyone else, until fortune conspires once more to let him understand at last what it is he has always yearned for. Told from the perspectives of many beguiling characters, A Strangeness in My Mind is a modern epic of coming of age in a great city, and a mesmerizing narrative sure to take its place among Pamuk's finest achievements.

Other Colours

Other Colours

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Other Colours is a collection of immediate relevance and timeless value, ranging from lyrical autobiography to criticism of literature and culture, from humour to political analysis, from delicate evocations of his friendship with his daughter Ruya to provocative discussions of Eastern and Western art. It also covers Pamuk's recent, high profile, court case. My Father's Suitcase, Pamuk's 2006 Nobel Lecture, a brilliant illumination of what it means to be a writer, completes the selection from a man who is now without doubt one of international literature's most eminent and popular figures.

The New Life

The New Life

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

'I read a book one day, and my whole life was changed.' So begins The New Life, Orhan Pamuk's fabulous road novel about a young student who yearns for the life promised by a dangerously magical book. He falls in love, abandons his studies, turns his back on home and family, and embarks on restless bus trips through the provinces, in pursuit of an elusive vision. This is a wondrous odyssey, laying bare the rage of an arid heartland. In coffee houses with black-and-white TV sets, on buses where passengers ride watching B-movies on flickering screens, in wrecks along the highway, in paranoid fictions with spies as punctual as watches, the magic of Pamuk's creation comes alive.

The Black Book

The Black Book

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2015

The Black Book is Orhan Pamuk's tour de force, a stunning tapestry of Middle Eastern and Islamic culture which confirmed his reputation as a writer of international stature. Richly atmospheric and Rabelaisian in scope, it is a labyrinthine novel suffused with the sights, sounds and scents of Istanbul, an unforgettable evocation of the city where East meets West, and a boldly unconventional mystery that plumbs the elusive nature of identity, fiction, interpretation and reality.

A Strangeness in My Mind

A Strangeness in My Mind

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/09/2015

A Strangeness In My Mind is a novel Orhan Pamuk has worked on for six years. It is the story of boza seller Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul. In the four decades between 1969 and 2012, Mevlut works a number of different jobs on the streets of Istanbul, from selling yoghurt and cooked rice, to guarding a car park. He observes many different kinds of people thronging the streets, he watches most of the city get demolished and re-built, and he sees migrants from Anatolia making a fortune; at the same time, he witnesses all of the transformative moments, political clashes, and military coups that shape the country. He always wonders what it is that separates him from everyone else - the source of that strangeness in his mind. But he never stops selling boza during winter evenings and trying to understand who his beloved really is. What matters more in love: what we wish for, or what our fate has in store? Do our choices dictate whether we will be happy or not, or are these things determined by forces beyond our control? A Strangeness In My Mind tries to answer these questions while portraying the tensions between urban life and family life, and the fury and helplessness of women inside their homes.

YENI HAYAT

YENI HAYAT

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2015

Orhan Pamuk - izvestnyj tureckij pisatel', obladatel' mnogochislennyh nacional'nyh i mezhdunarodnyh premij, v chisle kotoryh Nobelevskaya premiya po literature. V centre samogo zagadochnogo romana pisatelya "e;Novaya zhizn' - tainstvennaya Kniga, kotoraya vybiraet chitatelya samostoyatel'no i lishaet ego vsekh privychnyh zhiznennyh orientirov, vozbuzhdaya nepreodolimuyu strast' k puteshestviyu i poiski drugoj, bolee istinnoj real'nosti. Prochitav Knigu, student Osman otpravlyaetsya v puteshestvie po Turcii. Peresazhivayas' s avtobusa na avtobus, brodya po pustynnym pyl'nym dorogam, otdyhaya v zabroshennyh na kraj mira kafe, on dvizhetsya vpered, "e;vot-vot ozhidaya poznat' tajnu skrytoj, nikem ne poznannoj geometrii, imenuemoj zhizn'yu.

SESSIZ EV

SESSIZ EV

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 08/06/2015

Dejstvie pochti vsekh romanov Orhana Pamuka proiskhodit v Stambule, gorode zagadochnom i prekrasnom, perezhivshim vysochajshij rascvet i pechal'nye sumerki upadka. Podobnaya dvojstvennost' chasto nahodit svoe otrazhenie v harakterah i sud'bah geroev, nesposobnyh izbavit'sya ot proshlogo, kotoroe prodolzhaet okazyvat' reshayushchee vliyanie na ih mysli i postupki. Takovy geroi vtorogo romana Pamuka "e;Dom tishiny odnogo iz samyh trogatel'nyh i pechal'nyh proizvedenij avtora, po masterstvu i ehmocional'noj sile napominayushchego "e;Sto let odinochestva Markesa i "e;Deti Polunochi Rushdi. Pered chitatelem nespeshno razvorachivaetsya istoriya odnoj stambul'skoj sem'i, rasskazannaya ot lica razlichnyh ee predstavitelej, kazhdyj iz kotoryh zaklyuchen v svoj sobstvennyj dom tishiny, napolnennyj nevyskazannymi mechtami i trevozhnymi razmyshleniyami o proshlom.

The White Castle

The White Castle

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2015

From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Joyce, Nabokov, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez 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 man sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner by pirates and delivered to the Ottoman Empire in Constantinople. There he is forced into slavery and left in the custody of a brilliant Turkish inventor known as Hoja-- master --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 the Ottoman Empire, a world of pirates, slavery, magnificent scholarship and terrifying savagery, The White Castle is a colourful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination.

Istanbul

Istanbul

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2015

Orhan Pamuk - izvestnyj tureckij pisatel', obladatel' mnogochislennyh nacional'nyh i mezhdunarodnyh premij, v chisle kotoryh Nobelevskaya premiya po literature za "e;poisk dushi svoego melanholicheskogo goroda V samom dele, dejstvie pochti vsekh romanov pisatelya proiskhodit v Stambule, gorode zagadochnom i prekrasnom, perezhivshem vysochajshij rascvet i pechal'nye sumerki upadka. Odnako esli v drugih proizvedeniyah gorod iskusno pryachetsya pozadi sobytij, yavlyaya sebya v kachestve podhodyashchej dekoracii, to v svoej knige "e;Stambul. Gorod vospominanij Pamuk otvodit emu rol' glavnogo geroya. Rasskazyvaya o svoem detstve i yunosti, pisatel' raskryvaet pered nami Stambul kak tajnu, kotoruyu stoit uznat' i polyubit'.

New Life

New Life

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

Osman is a young university student whose life is changed by a chance encounter with a mysterious book. Osman becomes obsessed with the book, which seems to contain all the magic and power of life and love. Romantic and elusive, Orhan Pamuk's The New Life is a rhapsody to love and an investigation into the shadowy nature of self.

Black Book

Black Book

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 16/12/2014

The Black Book is a stunning tapestry of Middle Eastern and Islamic culture which confirms Orhan Pamuk's reputation as a writer of international stature, comparable to Borges and Calvino. Galip is an Istanbul lawyer, and his wife, Ruya, has vanished. Could she be hiding out with her half brother, Jelal, a newspaper columnist whose fame Galip envies? And if so, why isn't anyone in Jelal's flat? As Galip plays the part of private investigator, he assumes the identity of Jelal himself, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even faking his wry columns, which he passes off as the work of the missing journalist. But the amateur sleuth bungles his undercover operation, and with dire consequences.Richly atmospheric and Rabelaisian in scope, The Black Book is a labyrinthine novel suffused with the sights, sounds, and scents of Istanbul. An unforgettable evocation of the city where East meets West, The Black Book is a boldly unconventional mystery that plumbs the elusive nature of identity, fiction, interpretation, and reality.

Benim Adim Kirmizi

Benim Adim Kirmizi

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 19/11/2014

CHetyrem masteram persidskoj miniatyury porucheno proillyustrirovat' tajnuyu knigu dlya sultana, daby imya ego i deyaniya obreli bessmertie i slavu v vekah. Odnako po gorodu hodyat sluhi, chto kniga protivorechit zakonam musul'manskogo mira, chto sdelana ona po principam venecianskih bezbozhnikov i neostorozhnyj svidetel', osmelivshijsya vzglyanut' na zapretnye stranicy, neminuemo oslepnet. Posle zhestokogo ubijstva odnogo iz hudozhnikov stanovitsya yasno, chto prodolzhat' rabotu nad zakazom sultana - smertel'no opasno, a lichnost' ubijcy mozhno ustanovit', lish' vnimatel'no vsmotrevshis' v zamyslovatye linii zagadochnogo risunka.

Snow

Snow

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/05/2014

As the snow begins to fall, a journalist arrives in the remote city of Kars on the Turkish border. Kars is a troubled place - there's a suicide epidemic among its young women, Islamists are poised to win the local elections, and the head of the intelligence service is viciously effective. When the growing blizzard cuts off the outside world, the stage is set for a terrible and desperate act...

Rituals of Hospitality Ornamented Trays of the 19th Century in Greece and Turkey

Rituals of Hospitality Ornamented Trays of the 19th Century in Greece and Turkey

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2014

This book focuses on a group of fascinating, multi-faceted 19th century objects from the field of the decorative and applied arts: the ornamented trays produced during the Indian summer of the japanning industry in Europe, which are today prized treasures of private and museum collections in Greece and Turkey. Once an essential part of the rituals of daily life in the Ottoman empire and the newly founded Greek Kingdom - the serving of coffee and syrupy 'spoon' sweets but also the elaborate rituals of hospitality enacted over the partaking of meals - these objects, hitherto unpublished and under-researched, are laden with the complex socio-cultural history of their times. This volume aims at an inter-disciplinary reading which looks into their iconography and function, the techniques of manufacture and places of production, the commercial routes that brought these coveted wares to the 'east' and the homes of their intended audience; all while simultaneously recording the contemporary 'voices' (both literary and visual) that document their existence - and the stories told by the objects themselves. What emerges is a kaleidoscope of colors, flavors and meanings that lie beneath the surface of these objects which balance deliciously between east and west, oriental and occidental, functional and ornamental.

Istanbul

Istanbul

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 09/04/2013

A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the worlds great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholyor hzn that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire.With cinematic fluidity, Pamuk moves from his glamorous, unhappy parents to the gorgeous, decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the dawning of his self-consciousness to the writers and paintersboth Turkish and foreignwho would shape his consciousness of his city. Like Joyces Dublin and Borges Buenos Aires, Pamuks Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

Silent House

Silent House

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2013

In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, an old widow Fatma awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren. She has lived in the village for decades, ever since her husband, an idealistic young doctor, first arrived to serve the poor fishermen. Now mostly bedridden, she is attended by her faithful servant Recep, a dwarf and the doctor's illegitimate son. Under the creeping shadow of right-wing nationalism and political revolution, they share memories, and grievances, of the early years, before their home became a high-class resort. Her visiting grandchildren are Faruk, a dissipated failed historian; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgun, has yet to discover the real-life consequences of highminded politics; and Metin, a high school student drawn to the fast life of the nouveaux riches, who dreams of going to America. But it is Recep's nephew Hassan, a high-school dropout, lately fallen in with right-wing nationalism, who will draw this family into the revolution and the growing political cataclysm issuing from Turkey's tumultuous century-long struggle for modernity. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, and terrifying, Silent House pulses with the energy of a great writer's early work even as it offers beguiling evidence of the mature genius for which Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, would later be world renowned.

Silent House

Silent House

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2012

Never before published in English, Orhan Pamuk's second novel is the story of a Turkish family gathering in the shadow of the impending military coup of 1980. In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, a widow, Fatma, awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren. She has lived in the village for decades, ever since her husband, an idealistic young doctor, ran afoul of the sultan's grand vizier and arrived to serve the poor fishermen. Now mostly bedridden, she is attended by her constant servant Recep, a dwarfand the doctor's illegitimate son. Despite mutual dependency, there is no love lost between mistress and servant, who have very different recollectionsand grievancesfrom the early years, before Cennethisar grew into a high-class resort surrounding the family house, now in shambles. Though eagerly anticipated, Fatma's grandchildren bring little consolation. The eldest, Faruk, a dissipated historian, wallows in alcohol as he laments his inability to tell the story of the past from the kaleidoscopic pieces he finds in the local archive; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgun, has yet to discover the real-life consequences of highminded politics; and Metin, a high school nerd, tries to keep up with the lifestyle of his spoiled society schoolmates while he fantasizes about going to Americaan unaffordable dream unless he can persuade his grandmother to tear down her house. But it is Recep's nephew Hasan, a high school dropout, lately fallen in with right-wing nationalists, who will draw the visiting family into the growing political cataclysm issuing from Turkey's tumultuous century-long struggle for modernity. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, and terrifying, Silent House pulses with the special energy of a great writer's early work even as it offers beguiling evidence of the mature genius for which Orhan Pamuk would later be celebrated the world over.

Innocence of Objects

Innocence of Objects

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2012

Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence in Istanbul is the culmination of decades of omnivorous collecting that seeks to capture the city of Pamuk's youth through everyday objects: The ephemera, bric-a-brac, and clutter that adheres to every life. These particular objects are intimately tied to The Museum of Innocence, Pamuk's novel of lost love, which lends its narrative structure to their arrangement in the museum. Eighty beautifully designed vitrines, or boxes, carry the visitor along the arc of the story, on a journey through time and space as well as into the mind of the collector himself, ambiguously identified with both Pamuk and his novel's lovelorn narrator. The Innocence of Objects, Pamuk's catalogue of his museum, explores the many meanings of this remarkable project. While it offers a rich visual guide to the exhibitions, it also allows Pamuk to write about things that matter deeply to him, including the psychology of the collector, the proper role of the museum, the uses of photography in modernising societies (illustrated with Pamuk's superb collection of haunting photographs and movie stills of old Istanbul) and of course the customs and traditions of his beloved Istanbul. The book's imagery is equally evocative, ranging from the pop ephemera that has become collectible throughout the chronically nostalgic developed world to the superb photographs of Turkish photographer Ara Guler. Combining compelling art and writing, The Innocence of Objects is an original work that will appeal to readers with a wide range of interests.

What Our Minds Do When We Read Novels

What Our Minds Do When We Read Novels

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 15/09/2012

What happens within us when we read a novel? And how does a novel create its unique effects, so distinct from those of a painting, a film, or a poem? Anyone who has known the pleasure of becoming immersed in a novel will enjoy, and learn from, this perceptive essay by one of the modern masters of the art. In this inspired, thoughtful, deeply personal essay, from his Charles Eliot Norton lecture series collected as The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist, Orhan Pamuk takes us into the worlds of the writer and the reader, revealing their intimate connections. 'He writes with an effortless authority, and deeply literate sophistications.' Peter Craven, The Age

Snow

Snow

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2011

Returning to Turkey from exile in the West, the secular poet Ka is driven by curiosity to investigate a surprising wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden by the government to wear their head scarves in school. But the epicentre of the suicides, the bleak, impoverished border city of Kars, is also home to the beautiful Ipek, a friend of Ka's youth whom he has never forgotten and whose spirited younger sister is a leader of the rebellious schoolgirls. As a fierce snowstorm descends, cutting them off from the world, violence between the military and local Islamic radicals begins to explode, and Ka finds his sympathies drawn in unexpected and dramatic directions.

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2010

What happens within us when we read a novel? And how does a novel create its unique effects, so distinct from those of a painting, a film, or a poem? In this inspired, thoughtful, deeply personal book, Orhan Pamuk takes us into the worlds of the writer and the reader, revealing their intimate connections. Pamuk draws on Friedrich Schiller's famous distinction between 'naive' poets - who write spontaneously, serenely, unselfconsciously - and 'sentimental' poets: those who are reflective, emotional, questioning, and alive to the artifice of the written word. Harking back to the beloved novels of his youth and ranging through the work of such writers as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Stendhal, Flaubert, Proust, Mann, and Naipaul, he explores the oscillation between the naive and the reflective, and the search for an equilibrium, that lie at the center of the novelist's craft. He ponders the novel's visual and sensual power - its ability to conjure landscapes so vivid they can make the here-and-now fade away. In the course of this exploration, he considers the elements of character, plot, time, and setting that compose the 'sweet illusion' of the fictional world. Anyone who has known the pleasure of becoming immersed in a novel will enjoy, and learn from, this perceptive book by one of the modern masters of the art.

My Name is Red

My Name is Red

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2010

The Ottoman Sultan has commissioned the best artists in the land to create a book celebrating the glories of his realm: but he wants them to illuminate it in the European style. Because figurative art is deemed by many to be an affront to Islam, the project must be kept secret. Panic and scandal erupt when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears, along with a crucial page of the manuscript. The surviving artists - bitter rivals variously motivated by pride, greed, jealousy, faith and love - are all under suspicion of murder, and the only clue to the mystery lies in the half-finished illustrations themselves. My Name is Red reveals the clash between two views of artistic meaning and the chasm between two world civilizations. In this special edition the author includes a chronology of Islamic and Western art history to provide valuable context for his story, and has contributed a fascinating introduction throwing light on his methods, his aims and his inspiration

The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. In his romantic pursuit of Fusun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn progress-a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles this long, obsessive love affair; and Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes that find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being. Orhan Pamuk's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring love story and exploration of the nature of romance. Pamuk built The Museum of Innocence in the house in which his hero's fictional family lived, to display Kemal's strange collection of objects associated with Fusun and their relationship. The house opened to the public in 2012 in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. 'Pamuk has created a work concerning romantic love worthy to stand in the company of Lolita, Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina.' --Financial Times

My Name Is Red

My Name Is Red

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/08/2010

The Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and the Ottoman Empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. In Istanbul at a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror? With the Sultan demanding an answer within three days, perhaps the clue lies somewhere in the half-finished pictures . . . From Turkey's winner of the Nobel Prize and author of Istanbul and The Museum of Innocence, this novel is a thrilling murder mystery set amid the splendour of Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is also a stunning meditation on love, artistic devotion and the tensions between East and West.

The Museum of Innocence

The Museum of Innocence

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2010

The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. In his romantic pursuit of Fusun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn progress-a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles this long, obsessive love affair; and Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes that find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being. Orhan Pamuk's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring love story and exploration of the nature of romance. Pamuk built The Museum of Innocence in the house in which his hero's fictional family lived, to display Kemal's strange collection of objects associated with Fusun and their relationship. The house opened to the public in 2012 in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. 'Pamuk has created a work concerning romantic love worthy to stand in the company of Lolita, Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina.' --Financial Times

Museum of Innocence

Museum of Innocence

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 20/10/2009

';It was the happiest moment of my life, though I didn't know it.' So begins the new novel, his first since winning the Nobel Prize, from the universally acclaimed author of Snow and My Name Is Red. It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal, scion of one of the city's wealthiest families, is about to become engaged to Sibel, daughter of another prominent family, when he encounters Fusun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation. Once the long-lost cousins violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeosiea world, as he lovingly describes it, with opulent parties and clubs, society gossip, restaurant rituals, picnics, and mansions on the Bosphorus, infused with the melancholy of decayuntil finally he breaks off his engagement to Sibel. But his resolve comes too late. For eight years Kemal will find excuses to visit another Istanbul, that of the impoverished backstreets where Fusun, her heart now hardened, lives with her parents, and where Kemal discovers the consolations of middle-class life at a dinner table in front of the television. His obsessive love will also take him to the demimonde of Istanbul film circles (where he promises to make Fusun a star), a scene of seedy bars, run-down cheap hotels, and small men with big dreams doomed to bitter failure. In his feckless pursuit, Kemal becomes a compulsive collector of objects that chronicle his lovelorn progress and his afflicted heart's reactions: anger and impatience, remorse and humiliation, deluded hopes of recovery, and daydreams that transform Istanbul into a cityscape of signs and specters of his beloved, from whom now he can extract only meaningful glances and stolen kisses in cars, movie houses, and shadowy corners of parks. A last change to realize his dream will come to an awful end before Kemal discovers that all he finally can possess, certainly and eternally, is the museum he has created of his collection, this map of a society's manners and mores, and of one man's broken heart.A stirring exploration of the nature of romantic attachment and of the mysterious allure of collecting, The Museum of Innocence also plumbs the depths of an Istanbul half Western and half traditionalits emergent modernity, its vast cultural history. This is Orhan Pamuk's greatest achievement.From the Hardcover edition.

My Name is Red

My Name is Red

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 16/09/2008

From one of the most important and acclaimed writers at work today, a thrilling new novelpart murder mystery, part love storyset amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul.When the Sultan commissions a great book to celebrate his royal self and his extensive dominion, he directs Enishte Effendi to assemble a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed, and no one in the elite circle can know the full scope or nature of the project. Panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears, and the Sultan demands answers within three days. The only clue to the mysteryor crime?lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Has an avenging angel discovered the blasphemous work? Or is a jealous contender for the hand of Enishtes ravishing daughter, the incomparable Shekure, somehow to blame?From the Compact Disc edition.

Snow

Snow

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2007

From the acclaimed author of My Name Is Red (a sumptuous thrillerJohn Updike; chockful of sublimity and sinNew York Times Book Review), comes a spellbinding tale of disparate yearningsfor love, art, power, and Godset in a remote Turkish town, where stirrings of political Islamism threaten to unravel the secular order.Following years of lonely political exile in Western Europe, Ka, a middle-aged poet, returns to Istanbul to attend his mothers funeral. Only partly recognizing this place of his cultured, middle-class youth, he is even more disoriented by news of strange events in the wider country: a wave of suicides among girls forbidden to wear their head scarves at school. An apparent thaw of his writers curiositya frozen sea these many yearsleads him to Kars, a far-off town near the Russian border and the epicenter of the suicides.No sooner has he arrived, however, than we discover that Kas motivations are not purely journalistic; for in Kars, once a province of Ottoman and then Russian glory, now a cultural gray-zone of poverty and paralysis, there is also Ipek, a radiant friend of Kas youth, lately divorced, whom he has never forgotten. As a snowstorm, the fiercest in memory, descends on the town and seals it off from the modern, westernized world that has always been Kas frame of reference, he finds himself drawn in unexpected directions: not only headlong toward the unknowable Ipek and the desperate hope for loveor at least a wifethat she embodies, but also into the maelstrom of a military coup staged to restrain the local Islamist radicals, and even toward God, whose existence Ka has never before allowed himself to contemplate. In this surreal confluence of emotion and spectacle, Ka begins to tap his dormant creative powers, producing poem after poem in untimely, irresistible bursts of inspiration. But not until the snows have melted and the political violence has run its bloody course will Ka discover the fate of his bid to seize a last chance for happiness.Blending profound sympathy and mischievous wit, Snow illuminates the contradictions gripping the individual and collective heart in many parts of the Muslim world. But even more, by its narrative brilliance and comprehension of the needs and dutiesFrom the Hardcover edition.

Istanbul

Istanbul

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2006

Istanbul is a shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, was born in Istanbul, in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy-or huzun- that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost Ottoman Empire. As he companionably guides us across the Bosphorus, through Istanbul's historical monuments and lost paradises, its dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways, he also introduces us to the city's writers, artists and murderers. Like the Dublin of Joyce and Jan Morris' Venice, Pamuk's Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

Snow

Snow

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2005

The year is 1992. Ka, a poet and political exile, returns to Turkey as a journalist, assigned to investigate troubling reports of suicide in the small and mysterious city of Kars on the Turkish border. The snow is falling fast as he arrives, and soon all roads are closed. There's a 'suicide epidemic' amongst young religious women forbidden to wear their headscarves. Islamists are poised to win the local elections and Ka is falling in love with the beautiful and radiant Ipek, now recently divorced. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, he finds himself pursued by terrorism in a city wasting away under the shadow of Europe. In the midst of growing religious and political violence, the stage is set for a terrible and desperate act . . . Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow evokes the spiritual fragility of the non-Western world, its ambivalence about the godless West, and its fury. 'A novel of profound relevance to our present moment' The Times

Snow

Snow

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2004

The year is 1992. Ka, a poet and political exile, returns to Turkey as a journalist, assigned to investigate troubling reports of suicide in the small and mysterious city of Kars on the Turkish border. The snow is falling fast as he arrives, and soon all roads are closed. There's a 'suicide epidemic' amongst young religious women forbidden to wear their headscarves. Islamists are poised to win the local elections and Ka is falling in love with the beautiful and radiant Ipek, now recently divorced. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, he finds himself pursued by terrorism in a city wasting away under the shadow of Europe. In the midst of growing religious and political violence, the stage is set for a terrible and desperate act . . . Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow evokes the spiritual fragility of the non-Western world, its ambivalence about the godless West, and its fury. 'A novel of profound relevance to our present moment' The Times

My Name Is Red

My Name Is Red

Author: Orhan Pamuk Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2002

The Sultan secretly commissions a great book: a celebration of his life and the Ottoman Empire, to be illuminated by the best artists of the day - in the European manner. In Istanbul at a time of violent fundamentalism, however, this is a dangerous proposition. Even the illustrious circle of artists are not allowed to know for whom they are working. But when one of the miniaturists is murdered, their Master has to seek outside help. Did the dead painter fall victim to professional rivalry, romantic jealousy or religious terror? With the Sultan demanding an answer within three days, perhaps the clue lies somewhere in the half-finished pictures . . . From Turkey's winner of the Nobel Prize and author of Istanbul and The Museum of Innocence, this novel is a thrilling murder mystery set amid the splendour of Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is also a stunning meditation on love, artistic devotion and the tensions between East and West.