The Museum Of Innocence

The Museum Of Innocence by Orkhan Pamuk

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The story of Kemal, the half-hearted industrialist who is the hero of The Museum of Innocence, Orhan Pamuk`s first novel since he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, is a deeply private one, built around an often inexplicable obsession that he attempts to justify to the reader. In honor of Füsun, the poor, beautiful cousin he had a short affair with when he was 30 and engaged to another, he has hoarded a museum of relics, both of their time together and of the much longer time when, like Gatsby drawn by the green light on Daisy`s dock, he hovered at the edge of her life, held in check (but yet held nearby) by the proprieties of Turkish society. From Kemal`s passion Pamuk constructs a masterful meditation on time, desire, and possession, saturated with the details of the city of Pamuk `s youth: the brand names, the film stars, the streets, the intricate social relations between classes and between modernity and tradition. It`s as if the museum of the title was built in honor not of Füsun but of Istanbul, circa 1975.

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Ferit Orhan Pamuk; June 7, 1952, Istanbul, Turkey) - modern Turkish writer of Circassian origin, winner of several national and international literary prizes, including the Nobel Literature Prize (2006) Orhan Pamuk was born in 1952 in Istanbul to a wealthy family. His father was the first CEO of IBM Turkey. The future writer studied at a prestigious American school, then at the Technical University, but dropped out, fascinated by journalism. He graduated from Istanbul University in 1977 with a degree in journalism. He taught in the USA for several years. Since the mid-1980s, Pamuk has been exclusively engaged in literature. Orkhan Pamuk began publishing his first literary works in 1974. In 1979 he was awarded the prize of the leading Turkish newspaper "Milliyet" for the story "Karanlik ve isik" ("Light and Darkness"). Over the next ten years, he became the most popular writer in his homeland and won numerous national awards. His first novel, which came to success outside of Turkey - "White Fortress". In 1990, Pamuk received an award from the British newspaper The Independent for this book. In the same year, one of the writer`s most famous novels, The Black Book, was published in Turkey, which instantly became a bestseller and was translated into 10 languages ​​within a year. Strengthened the success of "My name is Red". For this work in 2003, the writer was awarded the largest literary prize IMPAC - 100,000 euros. The last novel "Snow" earned even higher reviews and became perhaps the most famous work of the writer outside of Turkey. In 2005, Orhan Pamuk was awarded the Peace Prize and became Harold Pinter`s main competitor for the Nobel Prize. Today, Orhan Pamuk`s novels have been translated into more than 40 languages. In Russia the publishing house "Amphora" published: "Black book", "White fortress", "My name is red", "Snow", publishing house Olga Morozova: "Istanbul.

City of memories".

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Orhan Pamuk (full name - Ferit Orhan Pamuk / tour. Ferit Orhan Pamuk; June 7, 1952, Istanbul, Turkey) - modern Turkish writer of Circassian origin, winner of several national and international literary prizes, including the Nobel Literature Prize (2006) Orhan Pamuk was born in 1952 in Istanbul to a wealthy family. His father was the first CEO of IBM Turkey. The future writer studied at a prestigious American school, then at the Technical University, but dropped out, fascinated by journalism. He graduated from Istanbul University in 1977 with a degree in journalism. He taught in the USA for several years. Since the mid-1980s, Pamuk has been exclusively engaged in literature. Orkhan Pamuk began publishing his first literary works in 1974. In 1979 he was awarded the prize of the leading Turkish newspaper "Milliyet" for the story "Karanlik ve isik" ("Light and Darkness"). Over the next ten years, he became the most popular writer in his homeland and won numerous national awards. His first novel, which came to success outside of Turkey - "White Fortress". In 1990, Pamuk received an award from the British newspaper The Independent for this book. In the same year, one of the writer`s most famous novels, The Black Book, was published in Turkey, which instantly became a bestseller and was translated into 10 languages ​​within a year. Strengthened the success of "My name is Red". For this work in 2003, the writer was awarded the largest literary prize IMPAC - 100,000 euros. The last novel "Snow" earned even higher reviews and became perhaps the most famous work of the writer outside of Turkey. In 2005, Orhan Pamuk was awarded the Peace Prize and became Harold Pinter`s main competitor for the Nobel Prize. Today, Orhan Pamuk`s novels have been translated into more than 40 languages. In Russia the publishing house "Amphora" published: "Black book", "White fortress", "My name is red", "Snow", publishing house Olga Morozova: "Istanbul. City of memories".