Orhan Pamuk - Istanbul (Memories & The City) (2nd Hand Paperback)
Istanbul is a shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, who was born & raised in Istanbul.
His portrait of his city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy, or hüzün, that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost Ottoman Empire.
As he companionably guides us across the Bosphorus, through Istanbul's historical monuments and lost paradises, its dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways, he also introduces us to the city's writers, artists and murderers.
Like the Dublin of Joyce and Jan Morris' Venice, Pamuk's Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Europe
- Published : 2005 (This Edition 2006 - Faber & Faber)
- ISBN : 9780571218332
- SKU : B002521
- PPC : SP300gm
- RRP : £10.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
With more than 200 added illustrations.
"This evocative book succeeds at both its tasks. It is one of the most touching childhood memoirs I have read in a very long time; and it makes me yearn - more than any glossy tourist brochure could possibly do - to be once again in Istanbul." - Noel Malcom, Sunday Telegraph.
'An extraordinary and transcendentally beautiful book . . . It is a long time since I have read a book of such crystalline originality, or one that moved me so much." - Katie Hickman.
"One beautiful memoir with pure essence of writer’s childhood. So soothing, poetic and the words brought out the visuals in my mind. Vocabulary is intermediate . . . Anyone who loves going through ancient history, lifestyle and some beautiful memories amidst them, this book is a must read." - Google Review.
Ferit Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist, screenwriter, academic and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. One of Turkey's most prominent novelists, his work has sold over thirteen million books in sixty-three languages, making him the country's best-selling writer.
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