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Wanting to Be Something Else

by Adam Shatz Who could resist the charms, or doubt the importance, of a liberal, secular, Turkish Muslim writing formally adventurous, learned novels about the passionate collision of East and West? Orhan Pamuk is frequently described as a bridge between two great civilisations, and his major theme – the persistence of memory and tradition in Westernising, [...]
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Secret Love in the Lost City

by Pico Iyer from The New York Review of Books The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk, translated from the Turkish by Maureen Freely Knopf, 536 pp., $28.95 Istanbul, with its many signs of the time when it was the center of the world, becomes something of a museum in the work of Orhan Pamuk, a writer clearly in love [...]
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