도서 훑어보기
 
 
Browse Magazines
 
Istanbul: Memories and the City
Pamuk, Orhan
Cover image
정가 $16.95
판매가 $14.41 혹은 17,290₩
저장하기 $2.54 (15% 할인)
총 배송시간 within 2 business days
이태원 서점에 재고있음

판형 Paperback, 384pp.
출판일 Jul 11 2006
출판사 Vintage
ISBN-13: 9781400033881
도서 치수 20.42 센티미터(길이) X 13.41 센티미터(넓이) X 2.06 센티미터(두께)
무게 377 그램
이 도서는 그림(삽화)이 포함되어 있습니다..

Customers also bought

Author Note
Orhan Pamuk's novel My Name Is Red won the 2003 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His work has been translated into more than twenty languages. He lives in Istanbul. [Edit review] [Delete review]
From the Publisher
A shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world’s great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where his mother first held him in her arms. 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 empire.

With cinematic fluidity, Pamuk moves from his glamorous, unhappy parents to the gorgeous, decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the dawning of his self-consciousness to the writers and painters–both Turkish and foreign–who would shape his consciousness of his city. Like Joyce’s Dublin and Borges’ Buenos Aires, Pamuk’s Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving. [Edit review] [Delete review]
Review

1. “I can’t remember where I got this idea or how it came to me,” Pamuk writes, but from as early in life as he could remember he sensed the presence of a second self [p. 3]. When his aunt verified this notion by insisting that a strange boy in a photograph in her apartment was Orhan, the “ghost of the other Orhan” came to haunt him [pp. 4–5]. What interpretations might you suggest for this fascination with and fear of the double self? If you have read Pamuk’s fiction, which books does the story of “the other Orhan” bring to mind?


2. In saying “This book is concerned with fate” [p. 7], Pamuk suggests that fate consists largely in being born in a particular place at a particular time. If fate usually connotes a fixed course in life and a passive acceptance of circumstance, how does Pamuk, as a writer, manipulate his own fate? What does he make of the fate of being born an Istanbullu?


3. Why does... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
Excerpt
Chapter One

Another Orhan


From a very young age, I suspected there was more to my world than I could see: Somewhere in the streets of Istanbul, in a house resembling ours, there lived another Orhan so much like me that he could pass for my twin, even my double. I can’t remember where I got this idea or how it came to me. It must have emerged from a web of rumors, misunderstandings, illusions, and fears. But in one of my earliest memories, it is already clear how I’ve come to feel about my ghostly other.

When I was five I was sent to live for a short time in another house. After one of their many stormy separations, my parents arranged to meet in Paris, and it was decided that my older brother and I should remain in Istanbul, though in separate places. My brother would stay in the heart of the family with our grandmother in the Pamuk Apartments, in Niflantaflý, but I would be sent to stay with my aunt in Cihangir. Hanging on... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
Customer comments
Reviews from Goodreads.com
관련분야 보기
• Travel  >  Essays & Travelogues
• Travel  >  Middle East - Turkey
Would you like to...

Quantity:
Add to cart

Add to wishlist

 


Other Books in the Series
Vintage International
no cover image available The Fire Next Time

by Baldwin, James

no cover image available Beloved

by Morrison, Toni

no cover image available If Beale Street Could Talk

by Baldwin, James

no cover image available The Bluest Eye

by Morrison, Toni

no cover image available Song of Solomon

by Morrison, Toni

no cover image available Warlight

by Ondaatje, Michael

no cover image available The Stranger

by Camus, Albert

no cover image available In Cold Blood

by Capote, Truman

no cover image available Sula

by Morrison, Toni

no cover image available Never Let Me Go

by Ishiguro, Kazuo

 


Found it cheaper?
What store?
How much?
We may match your price (상세)