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Author Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-

Uniform Title Istanbul, hatiralar ve ehir. English
Title Istanbul : memories and the city / Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely.

Imprint New York : Vintage International, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  949.61803 P191i 2006    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Vintage International ed.
Description xii, 384 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
Includes index.
Contents Another Orhan -- The photographs in the dark museum house -- "Me" -- The destruction of the Pashas' mansions : a sad tour of the streets -- Black and white -- Exploring the Bosphorus -- Melling's Bosphorus landscapes -- My mother, my father, and various disappearances -- Another house : Cihangir -- Hüzün -- Four lonely melancholic writers -- My grandmother -- The joy and monotony of school -- Esaelp gnittips on -- Ahmet Rasim and other city columnists -- Don't walk down the street with your mouth open -- The pleasures of painting -- Reat Ekrem Koçu's collection of facts and curiosities : the Istanbul encyclopedia -- Conquest or decline? : the Turkification of Constantinople -- Religion -- The rich -- On the ships that passed through the Bosphorus, famous fires, moving house, and other disasters -- Nerval in Istanbul : Beyolu walks -- Gautier's melancholic strolls through the city -- Under Western eyes -- The melancholy of the ruins : Tanpinar and Yahya Kemal in the city's poor neighborhoods -- The picturesque and the outlying neighborhoods -- Painting Istanbul -- Painting and family happiness -- The smoke rising from ships on the Bosphorus -- Flaubert in Istanbul : East, West, and syphilis -- Fights with my older brother -- A foreigner in a foreign school -- To be unhappy is to hate oneself and one's city -- First love -- The ship on the Golden Horn -- A conversation with my mother : patience, caution, and art.
Summary A portrait, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost man of letters. Blending reminiscence with history; family photographs with portraits of poets and pashas; art criticism, metaphysical musing, and, now and again, a fanciful tale, Pamuk invents an ingenious form to evoke his lifelong home, the city that forged his imagination. He begins with his childhood, his first intimations of the melancholy awareness of living in the seat of ruined imperial glories, in a country trying to become "modern" at the crossroads of East and West. Against a background of shattered monuments, neglected villas, ghostly backstreets, and, above all, the fabled waters of the Bosphorus, he charts the evolution of a rich imaginative life, which furnished a daydreaming boy refuge from family discord and inner turmoil, and which would continue to serve the famous writer he was to become. --From publisher description.
Subject Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Pamuk, Orhan, 1952- (OCoLC)fst00128255
Istanbul (Turkey) -- Description and travel.
Authors, Turkish -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, Turkish. (OCoLC)fst00822406
Travel. (OCoLC)fst01155558
Turkey -- Istanbul. (OCoLC)fst01204833
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Freely, Maureen, 1952-
ISBN 9781400033881

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