Istanbul

Orhan Pamuk
Translated by Maureen Freely

Istanbul, through the mind of its most celebrated writer

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£10.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571218332
Date Published
06.04.2006
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Summary

Istanbul, through the mind of its most celebrated writer.

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Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

‘A declaration of love.’ Sunday Times
‘A fascinating read for anyone who has even the slightest acquaintance with this fabled bridge between east and west.’ The Economist
‘An irresistibly seductive book’ Jan Morris, Guardian

In a surprising and original blend of personal memoir and cultural history, Turkey’s most celebrated novelist, Orhan Pamuk, explores his home of more than fifty years.

What begins as a portrait of the artist as a young man becomes a shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s greatest cities. Beginning in the family apartment building where he was born, and still lives, Pamuk uses his family secrets to show how they were typical of their time and place. He then guides us through Istanbul’s monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways, and introduces us to the city’s writers, artists and murderers.

Like Joyce’s Dublin and Borges’ Buenos Aires, Pamuk’s Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

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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. The Museum of Innocence was an international bestseller, praised in the Guardian as ‘an enthralling, immensely enjoyable piece of storytelling’.…

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