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Istanbul : Memories and the City (Deluxe) (Hardcover) (Orhan Pamuk)

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From the Nobel Prize-winning author of My Name Is Red and Snow, a large-format, deluxe, collectible edition of his beloved memoir about life in Istanbul, with more than 200 added illustrations and a new introduction.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 the lives of 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.

Edition: Deluxe
Number of Pages: 560
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Travel, Literary Criticism
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Orhan Pamuk
Language: English
Street Date: October 24, 2017
TCIN: 52775204
UPC: 9781524732233
Item Number (DPCI): 248-47-9746
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