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The Black Book

by Orhan Pamuk Maureen Freely

A New Translation and Afterword by Maureen Freely Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul. His wife, the detective novel-loving Ruya, has disappeared. Could she have left him for her ex-husband orCelâl, a popular newspaper columnist? But Celâl, too, seems to have vanished. As Galip investigates, he finds himself assuming the enviable Celâl's identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Galip pursues every conceivable clue, but the nature of the mystery keeps changing, and when he receives a death threat, he begins to fear the worst. With its cascade of beguiling stories about Istanbul,The Black Bookis a brilliantly unconventional mystery, and a provocative meditation on identity. For Turkish literary readers it is the cherished cult novel in which Orhan Pamuk found his original voice, but it has largely been neglected by English-language readers. Now, in Maureen Freely's beautiful new translation, they, too, may encounter all its riches.

La casa del silencio

by Orhan Pamuk

Fatma, acompañada por el enano Recep, hijo ilegítimo de su difunto marido, un médico fracasado, alcohólico y aperturista, vive aún en la casa a la que se trasladó cuando ambos decidieron abandonar Estambul iniciada la revolución de 1908. Sus hijos han muerto pero tiene tres nietos que la visitan cada verano. Faruk, el mayor, es un historiador al que su mujer ha abandonado y que encuentra en el alcohol un paliativo eficaz a su aburrimiento; Nilgün, una joven soñadora e idealista que desea una revolución social que no llega y cuya vehemencia le traerá más de un problema; y el joven Metin, un genio de las matemáticas que quiere emigrar a Estados Unidos para enriquecerse. Todos ellos, por diferentes razones, desean que su abuela venda la casa. A través de los recuerdos de Fatma, y las opiniones de los nietos, Pamuk nos ofrece los cien últimos años de historia del pueblo turco hasta el pronunciamiento de Evren mientras nos habla de la búsqueda de las raíces, la necesidad del cambio social y el difícil equilibrio entre tradición e influencia occidental. «Pamuk es el novelista turco de su generación mejor equipado para navegar en el marasmo de la literatura europea contemporánea.» Times Magazine

El castillo blanco

by Orhan Pamuk

Un joven científico italiano es capturado por piratas cuando viaja de Venecia a Nápoles. Poco después es vendido como esclavo a un sabio turco deseoso de conocer los avances científicos de Occidente. Ambientada en la Turquía del siglo XVII, El castillo blanco cuenta la extraordinaria historia de estos dos hombres, que curiosamente guardan un gran parecido físico. Una fascinante exploración de la identidad, del fatídico pulso entre tradición y modernidad, y del destino del intelectual a través de la relación que surge entre ambos personajes.

Estambul

by Orhan Pamuk

Estambul es un retrato, en ocasiones panorámico y en otras íntimo y personal, de una de las ciudades más fascinantes de la Europa que mira a Asia. Pero es también una autobiografía, la del propio Orhan Pamuk. La historia da comienzo con el capítulo de su infancia, donde Pamuk nos habla sobre su excéntrica familia y su vida en un polvoriento apartamento -«los apartamentos Pamuk», así los denomina- en el centro de la ciudad. El autor recuerda que fue en aquellos días lejanos cuando tomó conciencia de que le había tocado vivir en un espacio plagado de melancolía: residente de un lugar en que arrastra un pasado glorioso y que intenta hacerse un hueco en la «modernidad». Viejos y hermosos edificios en ruinas, estatuas valiosas y mutantes, villas fantasmagóricas y callejuelas secretas donde, por encima de todo, destaca el terapéutico río Bósforo, que en la memoria del narrador es vida, salud y felicidad. Esta elegía sirve para que el autor introduzca a pintores, escritores y célebres asesinos, a través de cuyos ojos el narrador describe la ciudad. Hermoso retrato de una ciudad y una vida, ambas fascinantes por igual.

Istanbul

by Orhan Pamuk

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.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Istanbul: Memories and the City

by Orhan Pamuk Maureen Freely

The author reflects on his childhood in Istanbul.

El libro negro

by Orhan Pamuk

«Un día la hermosa mujer de un hombre que la quería muchísimo lo abandonó. Él empezó a buscarla. Allá donde fuera por la ciudad encontraba su rastro pero no a ella...»Así cuenta su caso Galip, un joven abogado que vive en Estambul y quiere reencontrarse con Rüya, su esposa y prima. Sospecha que ha huido con otro hombre, con un hombre que bien podría ser alguien muy cercano, casi tan cercano como su propio hermanastro, Celâ, un periodista excéntrico que también ha desaparecido. En su persecución alucinada, Galip recorre día y noche las calles de un Estambul real y fabuloso que alberga en cada esquina una historia secreta, y donde todas las pistas, como si fueran cajas chinas, esconden nuevos misterios. Pero cuando Galip da su paso más audaz y asume la identidad de Celâ, ignora el riesgo al que se expone. Porque hay juegos que desembocan en crímenes inesperados.El libro negro es una novela policíaca, tan espectacular como poco convencional, donde la investigación se centra en la identidad y la escritura. Con esta obra, que en Turquía se convirtió a la vez en lectura de culto y de masas, Orhan Pamuk se consagró como uno de los maestros actuales de la literatura mundial.«El libro negro me entusiasmó... Cuando terminé de leerlo hice lo que debía hacer: volver a la primera página y comenzar a releerlo.»Juan Goytisolo

La maleta de mi padre

by Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk fue galardonado con el Premio Nobel de Literatura en 2006. En la entrega oficial del galardón, Pamuk leyó La maleta de mi padre , un emocionante discurso que habla de la naturaleza de la escritura, del amor a los libros y del propósito de la literatura. Acompañan a este discurso otros dos textos igualmente pronunciados con motivo de la recepción de premios: El autor implícito, discurso que leyó en abril de 2006 al recibir el premio Puterbaugh, otorgado por la revista norteamericana World Literature, trata de la psicología del autor, de la aventuraque supone ser escritor y de la necesidad de serlo. En Kars y en Frankfurt, discurso pronunciado al recibir el Premio de la Paz de la Unión de Libreros Alemanes en 2005, estudia la posibilidad que tiene el novelista de ponerse en el lugar de otros y las consecuencias políticas de una capacidad tan humana. La maleta de mi padre contiene estos tres discursos, considerados una totalidad por elpropio autor.

Me llamo rojo

by Orhan Pamuk

En el Estambul de finales del siglo XVI, el Sultán encarga secretamente un gran libro que celebre su vida y su imperio. Los encargados de iluminar esa obra son los mejores artistas del momento, pero... deberán hacerlo al modo europeo. Cuando uno de esos miniaturistas desaparece y nacen las sospechas de asesinato, el maestro del taller deberá buscar ayuda.

El Museo de la Inocencia

by Orhan Pamuk

La historia de amor de Kemal, un joven miembro de la burguesía de Estambul, por su pariente lejana Füsun es una extraordinaria novela sobre la pasión rayana en la obsesión. Lo que comienza como una aventura inocente y desinhibida, evoluciona pronto hacia el amor sin límites y después, cuando Füsun desaparece, hacia una profunda melancolía. En medio del vértigo que le producen sus sentimientos, Kemal no tarda mucho en descubrir el efecto calmante que tienen sobre él los objetos que alguna vez pasaron por las manos de ella. Así, como si se tratara de una terapia para la enfermedad que lo atormenta, Kemal se va haciendo con todos los objetos personales de Füsun que se ponen a su alcance.El museo de la inocencia es el catálogo novelado en el que cada objeto es un instante de su gran historia de amor. Es también una visita guiada por los cambios que han convulsionado a la sociedad de Estambul desde los años setenta hasta el día de hoy. Pero, sobre todo, es una exhibición de talento a cargo de un escritor que, como su personaje, se ha dedicado durante los últimos años a construir un museo dedicado a una de las más deslumbrantes historias de amor de la literatura contemporánea.

The Museum of Innocence

by Orhan Pamuk

An irresistible love story: Orhan Pamuk's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006. Set in Istanbul between 1975 and today, The Museum of Innocence tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles this long, obsessive, love affair between Kemal and Fusun; and Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes who find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being. For the past ten years, Pamuk has been setting up a museum in the house in which his hero's fictional family lived, to display Kemal's strange collection of objects associated with Fusun and their relationship. The museum will be called The Museum of Innocence and it opens in 2010.

My Name Is Red

by Orhan Pamuk

From one of the most important and acclaimed writers at work today, a thrilling new novel--part murder mystery, part love story--set amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul. When the Sultan commissions a great book to celebrate his royal self and his extensive dominion, he directs Enishte Effendi to assemble a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed, and no one in the elite circle can know the full scope or nature of the project. Panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears, and the Sultan demands answers within three days. The only clue to the mystery--or crime?--lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Has an avenging angel discovered the blasphemous work? Or is a jealous contender for the hand of Enishte's ravishing daughter, the incomparable Shekure, somehow to blame? Orhan Pamuk'sMy Name Is Redis at once a fantasy and a philosophical puzzle, a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex, and power.

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

by Orhan Pamuk

From the Nobel Prize-winning novelist, an inspired, thoughtful, and deeply personal book about reading and writing novels. In this fascinating set of essays, based on the talks he delivered at Harvard University as part of the distinguished Norton Lecture series, Pamuk presents a comprehensive and provocative theory of the novel and the experience of reading. Drawing on Friedrich Schiller's famous distinction between "naïve" writers--those who write spontaneously--and "sentimental" writers--those who are reflective and aware--Pamuk reveals two unique ways of processing and composing the written word. He takes us through his own literary journey and the beloved novels of his youth to describe the singular experience of reading. Unique, nuanced, and passionate, this book will be beloved by readers and writers alike.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The New Life

by Orhan Pamuk Guneli Gun

Through the single act of reading a book, a young student is uprooted from his old life and identity. Within days he has fallen in love with the luminous and elusive Japan.

Nieve

by Orhan Pamuk

En pleno invierno, un poeta y periodista regresa a su ciudad natal, la remota ciudad de Kars en la frontera de Turquía, después de largos años de exilio político en Europa Occidental.La ciudad que encuentra es un lugar conflictivo: hay una ola de suicidios de chicas a las que se les ha prohibido llevar las cabezas cubiertas a la escuela, los islamistas van a ganar las elecciones locales, y el jefe de los servicios de inteligencia es de una eficiencia brutal.La nueva novela del premiado y prestigioso autor de Me llamo Rojo es un thriller político que retrata las más diversas formas de la ambición -el amor, el arte, el poder, la religión- y desenmascara las contradicciones que aprisionan el corazón humano en muchos lugares del mundo islámico.

El novelista ingenuo y sentimental

by Orhan Pamuk

¿Qué pasa en nuestro interior cuando leemos una novela? ¿Cómo puede una novela crear ese efecto único, tan distinto de aquellos producidos por la pintura, el cine o la poesía? En este libro inspirador y sumamente personal, Pamuk nos lleva de la mano a los mundos del escritor y del lector, poniendo de manifiesto las íntimas conexiones entre ambos.Pamuk recurre a la famosa distinción de Friedrich Schiller entre poetas "ingenuos" (aquellos que escriben con espontaneidad, serenidad y naturalidad) y poetas "sentimentales" (reflexivos, emocionales, inquisidores y sensibles al artificio de la palabra escrita). Remontándose a las novelas de su adolescencia y deteniéndose en las obras de Tólstoi, Dostoievski, Stendhal, Flaubert, Proust, Mann y Naipaul, Pamuk explora la oscilación entre lo ingenuo y lo reflexivo, así como la búsqueda de un equilibrio que reside en el centro mismo de su oficio de novelista. Pondera el poder visual y sensual de la novela: su habilidad para conjurar paisajes tan vívidos que desdibujan el aquí y ahora. A lo largo de su indagación, tiene en cuenta los elementos -personaje, trama, tiempo y ambientación- que componen la "dulce ilusión" del mundo de ficción.En 2009, Orhan Pamuk estuvo a cargo del seminario Charles Eliot Norton en la Universidad de Harvard, una serie de conferencias públicas que dio comienzo en 1925 para estimular la comprensión de la poesía -en el sentido más amplio-. Este libro reúne las seis conferencias que escribió para tal ocasión. Cualquiera que haya tenido el placer de sumergirse en una novela disfrutará y aprenderá de esta intensa obra del premio Nobel de literatura 2006.

Other Colors: Essays and a Story

by Orhan Pamuk

Orhan Pamuk's first book since winning the Nobel Prize,Other Colorsis a dazzling collection of essays on his life, his city, his work, and the example of other writers. Over the last three decades, Pamuk has written, in addition to his seven novels, scores of pieces--personal, critical, and meditative--the finest of which he has brilliantly woven together here. He opens a window on his private life, from his boyhood dislike of school to his daughter's precocious melancholy, from his successful struggle to quit smoking to his anxiety at the prospect of testifying against some clumsy muggers who fell upon him during a visit to New York City. From ordinary obligations such as applying for a passport or sharing a holiday meal with relatives, he takes extraordinary flights of imagination; in extreme moments, such as the terrifying days following a cataclysmic earthquake in Istanbul, he lays bare our most basic hopes and fears. Again and again Pamuk declares his faith in fiction, engaging the work of such predecessors as Laurence Sterne and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, sharing fragments from his notebooks, and commenting on his own novels. He contemplates his mysterious compulsion to sit alone at a desk and dream, always returning to the rich deliverance that is reading and writing. By turns witty, moving, playful, and provocative,Other Colorsglows with the energy of a master at work and gives us the world through his eyes, assigning every radiant theme and shifting mood its precise shade in the spectrum of significance.

Other Colors: Essays and a Story

by Orhan Pamuk Maureen Freely

This is a collection of essays about the author and his life in Turkey. Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006.

Otros colores

by Orhan Pamuk

Otros colores es una especie de cajón desastre donde Orhan Pamuk guarda sus pertenencias más íntimas. Cosas insignificantes, manías personales, pero también reflexiones universales, fragmentos de su diario, fotografías y dibujos. Algunas de sus espléndidas páginas de crítica hablan de Dostoyevsky, Rusdhie o Highsmith; otras, de los problemas con su hija o de cómo renovarse el pasaporte. Todo un mundo rico y cambiante, como su amada ciudad de Estambul.

Silent House

by Robert Finn Orhan Pamuk

Never before published in English, Orhan Pamuk's second novel is the story of a Turkish family gathering in the shadow of the impending military coup of 1980. In an old mansion in Cennethisar, a former fishing village near Istanbul, a widow, Fatma, awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren. She has lived in the village for decades, ever since her husband, an idealistic young doctor, ran afoul of the sultan's grand vizier and arrived to serve the poor fishermen. Now mostly bedridden, she is attended by her constant servant Recep, a dwarf--and the doctor's illegitimate son. Despite mutual dependency, there is no love lost between mistress and servant, who have very different recollections--and grievances--from the early years, before Cennethisar grew into a high-class resort surrounding the family house, now in shambles. Though eagerly anticipated, Fatma's grandchildren bring little consolation. The eldest, Faruk, a dissipated historian, wallows in alcohol as he laments his inability to tell the story of the past from the kaleidoscopic pieces he finds in the local archive; his sensitive leftist sister, Nilgün, has yet to discover the real-life consequences of highminded politics; and Metin, a high school nerd, tries to keep up with the lifestyle of his spoiled society schoolmates while he fantasizes about going to America--an unaffordable dream unless he can persuade his grandmother to tear down her house. But it is Recep's nephew Hasan, a high school dropout, lately fallen in with right-wing nationalists, who will draw the visiting family into the growing political cataclysm issuing from Turkey's tumultuous century-long struggle for modernity. By turns deeply moving, hilarious, and terrifying, Silent House pulses with the special energy of a great writer's early work even as it offers beguiling evidence of the mature genius for which Orhan Pamuk would later be celebrated the world over.From the Hardcover edition.

Snow

by Orhan Pamuk

Dread, yearning, identity, intrigue, the lethal chemistry between secular doubt and Islamic fanaticism-these are the elements that Orhan Pamuk anneals in this masterful, disquieting novel. An exiled poet named Ka returns to Turkey and travels to the forlorn city of Kars. His ostensible purpose is to report on a wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head-scarves. But Ka is also drawn by his memories of the radiant Ipek, now recently divorced. Amid blanketing snowfall and universal suspicion, Ka finds himself pursued by figures ranging from Ipek's ex-husband to a charismatic terrorist. A lost gift returns with ecstatic suddenness. A theatrical evening climaxes in a massacre. And finding god may be the prelude to losing everything else. Touching, slyly comic, and humming with cerebral suspense, Snow is of immense relevance to our present moment.From the Trade Paperback edition.now a cultural gray-zone of poverty and paralysis, there is also Ipek, a radiant friend of Ka's youth, lately divorced, whom he has never forgotten. As a snowstorm, the fiercest in memory, descends on the town and seals it off from the modern, westernized world that has always been Ka's frame of reference, he finds himself drawn in unexpected directions: not only headlong toward the unknowable Ipek and the desperate hope for love-or at least a wife-that she embodies, but also into the maelstrom of a military coup staged to restrain the local Islamist radicals, and even toward God, whose existence Ka has never before allowed himself to contemplate. In this surreal confluence of emotion and spectacle, Ka begins to tap his dormant creative powers, producing poem after poem in untimely, irresistible bursts of inspiration. But not until the snows have melted and the political violence has run its bloody course will Ka discover the fate of his bid to seize a last chance for happiness.Blending profound sympathy and mischievous wit, Snow illuminates the contradictions gripping the individual and collective heart in many parts of the Muslim world.

La vida nueva

by Orhan Pamuk

Toda la teoría amorosa del libro se basa en la certeza de que el amor es algo que se nos da, algo radicalmente extraño al amante, que le exige realizar un salto a un exterior desconocido, amenazante y oscuro, y en el conflicto que se produce entre la verdad y la justicia, por una parte, y el amor, por otra. Este es el conflicto esencial de la protagonista, cuya apuesta es siempre una apuesta amorosa, incluso cuando ésta, por apartarla de la verdad, la condena a algo parecido al delirio.

The White Castle: A Novel

by Orhan Pamuk Victoria Holbrook

From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young Italian scholar sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and delivered to Constantinople. There he falls into the custody of a scholar known as Hoja -- "master" -- a man who is his exact double. In the years that follow, the slave instructs his master in Western science and technology, from medicine to pyrotechnics. But Hoja wants to know more: why he and his captive are the persons they are and whether, given knowledge of each other's most intimate secrets, they could actually exchange identities. Set in a world of magnificent scholarship and terrifying savagery, "The White Castle" is a colorful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination.

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