Category Archives: Orhan Pamuk

Silent House by Orhan Pamuk

I just pre-ordered Orhan Pamuk’s novel, Silent House, which has been translated into English for the first time.  The synopsis sounds intriguing. In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, a widow, Fatma, awaits the annual summer visit … Continue reading

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Istanbul Memories of a City

I’m sure why I waited this long to read Orhan Pamuk’s memoir about his life and the city that shaped it, but I’m glad I did. After living here for a cumulative year and a half (between my two stints here) … Continue reading

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>The Museum of Innocence

>Currently I am reading Orhan Pamuk’s latest novel The Museum of Innocence. The following exert is a brilliant example of the poignancy of Pamuk’s turn of phrase- even in translation. “At times like this what matters is not our words … Continue reading

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>Orhan Pamuk

>“Four years after I first left Istanbul, while traveling through the endless steppes, snow-covered mountains and melancholy cities of Persia, carrying letters and collecting taxes, I admitted to myself that I was slowly forgetting the face of the childhood love … Continue reading

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