Istanbul: Memories and the City

by Orhan Pamuk | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1400033888 Global Overview for this book
Registered by AnonymousFriend of Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on 5/2/2024
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Journal Entry 1 by AnonymousFriend from Wantirna South, Victoria Australia on Thursday, May 2, 2024
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.

Journal Entry 2 by AnonymousFriend at Riddik Cafe in Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia on Saturday, June 1, 2024

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Journal Entry 3 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe Lower, Victoria Australia on Thursday, June 6, 2024
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Journal Entry 4 by wingmarmee463wing at Templestowe, Victoria Australia on Saturday, June 8, 2024
While Pamuk describes in great detail the emotional turmoil he experienced growing up, he does not spend many lines describing Istanbul, instead he cites the works of others including authors, poets, journalists and artists. An interesting approach that worked for me. Recommended.

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