(İstanbul Hatıralar ve Şehir) [E–book] ✓ Orhan Pamuk

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  • İstanbul Hatıralar ve Şehir
  • Orhan Pamuk
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  • 24 November 2020
  • 9782878681307

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İstanbul Hatıralar ve Şehir Download º 4 review Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Orhan Pamuk Orhan Pamuk Ô 4 Read & Download Wning 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 movin. Major part of the book describes what some poets journalists and painters have written or painted about Istanbul during 19th centuryBut when I picked this one up after reading My Name is Red the expectation was to know how Pamuk describes Istanbul and his life in that city not what some 19th century unknown travellers and century old journalists with difficult names to pronounce had to say There were some interesting chapters but we do not buy a highly priced book printed on uality paper packaged with a lovely cover and praised by many internationally acclaimed news papers only to read few chaptersIf you have not read Pamuk s works yet recommend to read his other works before Istanbul Or you may overlook some great works of a master

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İstanbul Hatıralar ve Şehir Download º 4 review Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Orhan Pamuk Orhan Pamuk Ô 4 Read & Download T refracted by memory and the melancholy–or hü zü n– that all Istanbullus share the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empireWith cinematic fluidity Pamuk moves from his glamorous unhappy parents to the gorgeous decrepit mansions overlooking the Bosphorus; from the da. It is just lucky that I happened to read Menocal s Ornament of the World just before this as it perfectly prepared me for the psychological labyrinth that is this book It introduced me to a beautiful helpful image for Pamuk s creation the memory palaces and memory gardens This is not an introduction to Istanbul it is a memory palace worthy of the wildest child s fantasies that haunt this tapestry Perhaps John Adams the minimalist composer put it best when discussing his piece On the Transmigration of Souls which was dedicated to 911 as he said I want to avoid words like reuiem or memorial when describing this piece because they too easily suggest conventions that this piece doesn t share If pressed I d probably call the piece a memory space It s a place where you can go and be alone with your thoughts and emotions The link to a particular historical event in this case to 911 is there if you want to contemplate it But I hope that the piece will summon human experience that goes beyond this particular eventSimilarly Orhan Pamuk is not writing a Decline and Fall of Istanbul in a strict economic and political reactionary sense It s much than thatPamuk chooses to depict the city in which he has lived all fifty years of his life through his own personal experience This is an experience created out of the analysis and painting childhood memories personal family tragedy and happiness famous literary figures and creations perspectives of newspapers and reports of oddities Added to this is descriptions of city wide feelings doings and happenings and most importantly the concept of huzun a complicated honorable tenaciously held communal melancholy that Pamuk believes lies over the city and of course the endless big words East and West shoving their heads together in the midst of people just trying to live their livesPamuk deals with big uestions that fascinate me such as How do you go on when all that you know has died Do you have to burn the past in order to live in the present What does this word West mean and whom does it mean this to How do you deal with multiple identities that tear you apart What is the psychological effect of the generations who repress themselves in order to get along with the new power nations on the block and survive How do you live when all the legends have done it better What is this attachment we have for certain places Who is allowed to have a valid perspective on a place or a culture and why do perspectives from certain sources produce such anger etcHe also deals with uestions on a smaller personal scale which is why this is as much a personal psychological study as it is a national one How do we become who we are Why must we be other in order to see ourselves endless uestions on personal identity and choice and conflicts with family the past the present and the impossible future and trying to come up with choices that please or rebel against all Pamuk shows us an Istanbul drenched in longing a longing that it appears nobody knows how to solve caught between so many poles that people s heads spin It is a place covered in huzun the melancholy stressed above that somehow people just cannot get rid of nearly a century after the Ottoman empire fell He describes its honorable nature its communal nature the complicated opinions people have towards the past and the Westernizing present and future Anyone who has paid attention to Turkish politics should recognize the pull between East and West where what people think is Western is sometimes misunderstood and what being modern really is He shows us a tortured place where even beauty is full of pain The Bosphorous is presented as an endless possibility a soothing slice of heaven surrounding the city a place to escape at the beginning of the book and the author s complicated outlook morphs it into a source of threats and danger by the end He shows us stark pictures of the poverty of the wings of Istanbul and then writes tortured chapters arguing with 19th century western authors who praised the picturesue beauty of the broken down areas of the city He shows us a place where people ape Western thought and ideas and dress and look down on anyone who isn t European enough and yet a place where the newspapers publish glowing accounts of the poor neighborhoods with romanticized accounts of people living pure Turkish old fashioned lives every year and where the checkered Ottoman past is openly celebrated each year He writes a chapter on Under Western Eyes describing this conflict and yet openly admits that it is Westerners who see the city the way that he does and then he tortures himself about that too Pamuk s city is needless to say perhaps after all that a place where nobody can be easy with themselves where they are going where they are or where they came from And in that way I think Pamuk is able to make a microcosm of our ever complicated globalized world where the 19th century savior of identity nationalism is breaking down and what will rise to replace it is so far uncertain Therefore I really don t care if you ever want to go to Istanbul or not this book helped Orhan Pamuk win the Nobel Prize for a reason I think that we would all be a little patient with the world if everyone listened to what Pamuk has to sayPS Whoever put this in the Travel section next to Under the Tuscan Sun EPIC FAIL

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İstanbul Hatıralar ve Şehir Download º 4 review Ð PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ô Orhan Pamuk Orhan Pamuk Ô 4 Read & Download 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 portrai. Pamuk was already one of my favourite authors when I read his memoir of his beloved city Istanbul in conjunction with a family vacation there What an amazing reading experience that wasImagine that old old city full of stories after centuries of human interaction of cultural clashes and exchanges of architectural wonders and wars of destruction And then imagine one of its most talented writers a storyteller with the power of 1001 nights telling the story of the city from his personal angle sharing his historical knowledge his family history and personal relationships both fictional and real Imagine walking the streets and recognising each cobblestone Pamuk mentions Imagine going to the markets and taking in the colours and flavours of the spices that he describes hearing the voices of the lively sellers and buyers engaged in an everyday dialogue that you might not understand but feel close to all of a sudden as you have the voice of Pamuk in your headImagine feeling connected to a completely foreign world through the literary masterpiece of an author who knows how to cross the bridge between Asia and Europe both literally and figuratively speaking Imagine moving around that beautiful powerful city with your own family while stepping into the living room of Pamuk s childhood home meeting his relatives from different generationsImagine feeling the h z n the melancholy of Istanbul almost as if it was possible to touch it physically guided by Pamuk s experience of spiritual loss as a chain that links together a city in an eternal identity crisisFor me it has always been a city of ruins and of end of empire melancholy I ve spent my life either battling with this melancholy or like all stanbullus making it my ownIdentity crisis as the defining element of identity itself that is an idea only literature can explain and transmit in conjunction with the black and white photographs of a fictional past glory and the experience of intense life carried out on the streets of modern IstanbulAs readable as Dickens London tales and Zola s accounts of Paris Pamuk gives his home town the best tribute possible he invites literary travellers to participate in the imagination of its torn soulBrilliantI couldn t help seeing the city partially with the Scandinavian painter s eyes as well seeing Zorn s painting of the Bosporus as a visual tribute to the melancholy beauty of local life that Pamuk celebratesEast meets West