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(09/02/2008) Autobiographies Of Orhan Pamuk: The Writer In His Novels by Michael McGaha. Salt Lake City. 2008. University Of Utah Press. keywords: Literature Turkey Translated Literary Criticism Biography. 200 pages. Cover photo of Orhan Pamuk by William Vasta. Jacket design by Jinni Fontana. 9780874809305.

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   'Pamuk is a writer who shares my reverence for the great art of the novel. He takes the novel seriously in a way that is perhaps no longer possible for Western writers, boldly describing it as European civilization's greatest invention. ' - Michael McGaha. TURKISH NOVELIST ORHAN PAMUK is a prominent voice in Turkish literature, speaking to the country's history, culture, and politics. In 2006, he became the first Turkish writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. AUTOBIOGRAPHIES OF ORHAN PAMUK is the first book-length study of the life and writings of Pamuk and provides historical and cultural context to help readers better understand and appreciate both the man and his work. It begins with a brief biography, outlines Pamuk's contributions to Turkish literature and history, and then examines how his art has evolved over the past thirty years, discussing some of the writers who provided inspiration. In addition to a thorough analysis of his seven published novels, including SNOW and MY NAME IS RED, an entire chapter is devoted to his first two novels, CEVDET BEY AND SONS and THE SILENT HOUSE, which have yet to be translated into English. Though his books deal with specifically Turkish issues, like all great literature the themes they explore are universal. This is a comprehensive examination of the Nobel laureate's work, free of jargon and of interest to anyone who enjoys good books.

Michael McGaha is the Yale B. and Lucille D. Griffith Professor of Modern Languages Emeritus at Pomona College. He has published fourteen previous books, including COAT OF MANY CULTURES: THE STORY OF JOSEPH IN SPANISH LITERATURE, 1200-1492.

 

 

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