Search Results: "Orhan Pamuk"


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THE WHITE CASTLE by Orhan Pamuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 16, 1991

"A subtle fable—never ponderous, told in a vividly evoked setting—about the risks men take when they assimilate each other's cultures too completely."
The American debut of a short (164-page), elegant, and intellectually provocative novel by acclaimed Turkish writer Pamuk—a novel that asks, in the voice of one character, "Why I am what I am." Read full book review >

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THE BLACK BOOK by Orhan Pamuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"And with as many layers as a piece of baklava."
Turkey's celebrated postmodernist continues the exploration of identity begun in The White Castle (1991) in this often claustrophobic, byzantine mystery appropriately set in the author's native Istanbul. Read full book review >

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OTHER COLORS by Orhan Pamuk
ESSAYS & ANTHOLOGIES
Released: Sept. 24, 2007

"Luminous writing that reveals a sweeping intelligence and a capacious heart."
Pamuk (Istanbul: Memories in Literature, 2005, etc.), the 2006 Nobel Laureate in Literature, offers an eclectic collection of more than 75 pieces—interviews, acceptance speeches, affecting fiction, memories, meditations and tributes and more. Read full book review >

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THE NEW LIFE by Orhan Pamuk
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: April 1, 1997

"Intricate and teasing, this Borgesian chiaroscuro urbanely surveys the intermingling of East and West and adds a brilliant new chapter to Pamuk's ongoing investigation of the enigmas of individual and national identity."
A quirky and fascinating exercise in postmodernist metaphysics from the acclaimed Turkish author of The White Castle (1991) and The Black Book (1995). Read full book review >

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ISTANBUL by Orhan Pamuk
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 10, 2005

"An engrossing tale of a city—and of an author as a young man."
An eerie, subtle evocation of childhood and a melancholic, loving ode to home. Read full book review >

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THE MUSEUM OF INNOCENCE by Orhan Pamuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 26, 2009

"Another richly woven tale suffused with life and color from one of contemporary fiction's true master craftsmen."
Curious and demanding new novel from Turkey's 2006 Nobel laureate, both closely akin to and somewhat less accomplished than its universally acclaimed predecessors (Snow, 2004, etc.). Read full book review >

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MY NAME IS RED by Orhan Pamuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 6, 2001

"A rich feast of ideas, images, and lore."
Acclaimed Turkish writer Pamuk (The New Life, 1997, etc.) investigates two brutal murders—and offers a whimsical but provocative exploration of the nature of art in an Islamic society. Read full book review >

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SILENT HOUSE by Orhan Pamuk
Released: Oct. 12, 2012

"Using a repetitive, circular, incremental technique, Pamuk builds a multifaceted panorama distinguished by his customary intellectual richness and breadth."
Previously unpublished in English, the Turkish Nobel Laureate's second novel spins characteristic themes of history and national identity outward from a three-generational domestic scenario. Read full book review >

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SNOW by Orhan Pamuk
by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Maureen Freely
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 22, 2004

"An astonishingly complex, disturbing view of a world we owe it to ourselves to better understand."
Internationally acclaimed Turkish writer Pamuk (My Name is Red, 2001, etc) vividly embodies and painstakingly explores the collision of Western values with Islamic fundamentalism. Read full book review >

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THE RED-HAIRED WOMAN by Orhan Pamuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 22, 2017

"A disappointment, though no book by this skillful and ambitious writer is without interest."
A youthful misdeed prompts lifelong guilt in the protagonist of this brooding novel about fathers, sons, and the power of stories by Nobel laureate Pamuk (A Strangeness in My Mind, 2015, etc.). Read full book review >

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A STRANGENESS IN MY MIND by Orhan Pamuk
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Rich, complex, and pulsing with urban life: one of this gifted writer's best."
Nobel laureate Pamuk (The Museum of Innocence, 2009, etc.) sets a good-natured Everyman wandering through Istanbul's changing social and political landscape.Read full book review >