Tag Archives: Orhan Pamuk

Istanbul Inspired by Monocle

This video does a wonderful job capturing the mystique and potential of Istanbul. It’s also the first time I’ve heard Orhan Pamuk give an interview in English!

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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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It was in college as I struggled through Koine Greek that I first discovered the arduous joy of reading a text in the original language.  For the first time I am attempting to read a novel of the non-children’s variety … Continue reading

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