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Istanbul - Memories of a City (Paperback, Main): Orhan Pamuk Istanbul - Memories of a City (Paperback, Main)
Orhan Pamuk; Translated by Maureen Freely 3
R250 R197 Discovery Miles 1 970 Save R53 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Istanbul is a shimmering evocation, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost writer. Orhan Pamuk, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2006, was born in Istanbul, 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 huzun- that all Istanbullus share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost Ottoman Empire. As he companionably guides us across the Bosphorus, through Istanbul's historical monuments and lost paradises, its dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways, he also introduces us to the city's writers, artists and murderers. Like the Dublin of Joyce and Jan Morris' Venice, Pamuk's Istanbul is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving.

The Museum of Innocence (Paperback, Open Market - Airside ed): Orhan Pamuk The Museum of Innocence (Paperback, Open Market - Airside ed)
Orhan Pamuk; Translated by Maureen Freely 1
R229 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R57 (25%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - 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. In his romantic pursuit of Fusun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn progress-a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles this long, obsessive love affair; and Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes that find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being. Orhan Pamuk's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring love story and exploration of the nature of romance. Pamuk built The Museum of Innocence 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 house opened to the public in 2012 in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. 'Pamuk has created a work concerning romantic love worthy to stand in the company of Lolita, Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina.' --Financial Times

The Museum of Innocence (Paperback, Main): Orhan Pamuk The Museum of Innocence (Paperback, Main)
Orhan Pamuk; Translated by Maureen Freely 1
R225 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R48 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - 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. In his romantic pursuit of Fusun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses a collection of objects that chronicles his lovelorn progress-a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. The novel depicts a panoramic view of life in Istanbul as it chronicles this long, obsessive love affair; and Pamuk beautifully captures the identity crisis experienced by Istanbul's upper classes that find themselves caught between traditional and westernised ways of being. Orhan Pamuk's first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring love story and exploration of the nature of romance. Pamuk built The Museum of Innocence 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 house opened to the public in 2012 in the Beyoglu district of Istanbul. 'Pamuk has created a work concerning romantic love worthy to stand in the company of Lolita, Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina.' --Financial Times

Angry in Piraeus (Paperback): Maureen Freely Angry in Piraeus (Paperback)
Maureen Freely; As told to Rie Iwatake
R307 Discovery Miles 3 070 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Angry in Piraeus is the story of the creation of a translator, as Maureen Freely explores what it was in her childhood that led her to become a traveler across the spaces that exist between countries, languages, and forms. She offers rich descriptions of her itinerant upbringing in America, Turkey, and Greece, vividly evoking what it means to be constantly commuting between worlds - geographical, conceptual, linguistic, and literary - in search of a home, or a self, that is proving elusive. She tells of her transition from novelist to translator - and, specifically, translator of Nobel Prize - winner Orhan Pamuk - and of how eventually she found it necessary to give up translating Pamuk in order to return to her own fictional worlds. As in the entire Cahiers series, the author's words are complemented by beautiful artworks, in this case delicate collages created by Japanese artist Rie Iwatake that journey through their own in - between spaces in a captivating play of analogies and metaphors. The resulting book is an unforgettable meditation on translation, writing, and life itself.

A Grief Observed Readers' Edition - With contributions from Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams,... A Grief Observed Readers' Edition - With contributions from Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, Kate Saunders, Francis Spufford and Maureen Freely (Paperback, Main)
C. S. Lewis; Contributions by Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, …
R228 R188 Discovery Miles 1 880 Save R40 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In April 1956, C.S. Lewis, author of The Chronicles of Narnia, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four intensely happy years, Davidman died of cancer and Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. In response, he wrote this journal, freely confessing his pain, rage, and struggle to sustain his faith. In it he finds the way back to life. Now a modern classic, A Grief Observed has offered solace and insight to countless readers worldwide. This new edition includes the original text of A Grief Observed alongside specially commissioned responses to the book and its themes from respected contemporary writers and thinkers: Hilary Mantel, Jessica Martin, Jenna Bailey, Rowan Williams, Kate Saunders, Francis Spufford and Maureen Freely.

The Well of Trapped Words - Elected Stories (Paperback): Sema Kaygusuz The Well of Trapped Words - Elected Stories (Paperback)
Sema Kaygusuz; Translated by Maureen Freely
R230 R192 Discovery Miles 1 920 Save R38 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

'The Well of Trapped Words' is the first English language translation of the stories by the multiple award-winning Turkish author, Sema Kaygusuz.

The Time Regulation Institute (Paperback): Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar The Time Regulation Institute (Paperback)
Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar; Translated by Alexander Dawe, Maureen Freely; Introduction by Pankaj Mishra 1
R391 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R128 (33%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

A literary discovery: an uproarious tragicomedy of modernization, in its first-ever English translation
Perhaps the greatest Turkish novel of the twentieth century, being discovered around the world only now, more than fifty years after its first publication, "The Time Regulation Institute" is an antic, freewheeling send-up of the modern bureaucratic state.
At its center is Hayri Irdal, an infectiously charming antihero who becomes entangled with an eccentric cast of characters--a television mystic, a pharmacist who dabbles in alchemy, a dignitary from the lost Ottoman Empire, a "clock whisperer"--at the Time Regulation Institute, a vast organization that employs a hilariously intricate system of fines for the purpose of changing all the clocks in Turkey to Western time. Recounted in sessions with his psychoanalyst, the story of Hayri Irdal's absurdist misadventures plays out as a brilliant allegory of the collision of tradition and modernity, of East and West, infused with a poignant blend of hope for the promise of the future and nostalgia for a simpler time.

My Grandmother - An Armenian-Turkish Memoir (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Fethiye Cetin My Grandmother - An Armenian-Turkish Memoir (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Fethiye Cetin; Translated by Maureen Freely
R250 Discovery Miles 2 500 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

As a child in Turkey, Fethiye Cetin knew her grandmother as a happy and well respected Muslim housewife. Decades later, her grandmother revealed the truth: she was by birth a Christian Armenian, and most of the men in the village where she grew up were slaughtered in 1915. In this heartwrenching memoir, Cetin tells a powerful story that breaks the silence surrounding the Armenian genocide.

Istanbul - Memories And the City (Paperback): Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely Istanbul - Memories And the City (Paperback)
Orhan Pamuk, Maureen Freely
R331 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R60 (18%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

A portrait, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost man of letters, author of the acclaimed novels "Snow and "My Name Is Red.
Blending reminiscence with history; family photographs with portraits of poets and pashas; art criticism, metaphysical musing, and, now and again, a fanciful tale, Orhan Pamuk invents an ingenious form to evoke his lifelong home, the city that forged his imagination. He begins with his childhood among the eccentric extended Pamuk family in the dusty, carpeted, and hermetically sealed apartment building they shared. In this place came his first intimations of the melancholy awareness that binds all residents of his city together: that of living in the seat of ruined imperial glories, in a country trying to become "modern" at the dizzying crossroads of East and West. This elegiac communal spirit overhangs Pamuk's reflections as he introduces the writers and painters (among the latter, most particularly the German Antoine-Ignace Melling) through whose eyes he came to see Istanbul. Against a background of shattered monuments, neglected villas, ghostly backstreets, and, above all, the fabled waters of the Bosphorus, he presents the interplay of his budding sense of place with that of his predecessors. And he charts the evolution of a rich, sometimes macabre, 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. It was, and remains, a life fed by the changing microcosm of the apartment building and, even more, the beckoning kaleidoscope beyond its walls.
As much a portrait of the artist as a young manas it is an oneiric Joycean map of the city, "Istanbul is a masterful evocation of its subject through the idiosyncrasies of direct experience as much as the power of myth--the dazzling book Pamuk was born to write.

The Grandchildren - The Hidden Legacy of 'Lost' Armenians in Turkey (Hardcover): Aye Gul Altnay, Fethiye Cetin The Grandchildren - The Hidden Legacy of 'Lost' Armenians in Turkey (Hardcover)
Aye Gul Altnay, Fethiye Cetin; Foreword by Gerard J. Libaridian; Translated by Maureen Freely
R1,889 Discovery Miles 18 890 Out of stock

The Grandchildren is a collection of intimate, harrowing testimonies by grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Turkey's "forgotten Armenians"--the orphans adopted and Islamized by Muslims after the Armenian genocide. Through them we learn of the tortuous routes by which they came to terms with the painful stories of their grandparents and their own identity. The postscript offers a historical overview of the silence about Islamized Armenians in most histories of the genocide.

When Fethiye cetin first published her groundbreaking memoir in Turkey, My Grandmother, she spoke of her grandmother's hidden Armenian identity. The book sparked a conversation among Turks about the fate of the Ottoman Armenians in Anatolia in 1915. This resulted in an explosion of debate on Islamized Armenians and their legacy in contemporary Muslim families.

The Grandchildren (translated from Turkish) is a follow-up to My Grandmother, and is an important contribution to understanding survival during atrocity. As witnesses to a dark chapter of history, the grandchildren of these survivors cast new light on the workings of memory in coming to terms with difficult pasts.

Sailing Through Byzantium (Paperback): Maureen Freely Sailing Through Byzantium (Paperback)
Maureen Freely
R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Out of stock

At the hottest moment of the Cold War, as the Cuban missile crisis reaches its climax on 27 October 1962, a group of hedonistic artists, aristocrats, American expatriates, international spies and shady local hangers-on gather for a glamorous End of the World Party in Istanbul's old bohemian quarter on the shores of the Bosphorus. Fifty years later, Mimi, who was ten at the time and spent the evening cowering tearfully under the piano, returns to try to make sense of her tangled memories

The Stork Club (Paperback, New edition): Maureen Freely The Stork Club (Paperback, New edition)
Maureen Freely
R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Out of stock

Mike and Laura are an ordinary couple who are in love. But things start to go awry following the birth of their first child, when they become prey to an insidious Californian public menace - the Stork Club - a group of professional mothers, whose power becomes irresistible.

Enlightenment (Paperback): Maureen Freely Enlightenment (Paperback)
Maureen Freely
R290 R272 Discovery Miles 2 720 Save R18 (6%) Out of stock

"A dark Conradian drama, set in a beautifully illuminated Istanbul, where the past is always with us."-Orhan Pamuk, Nobel Prize-winning author of "Snow"
In October 2005, only a few months after her Turkish husband and five-year-old son are detained by U.S. border patrol, Jeannie Wakefield disappears. She leaves behind in Istanbul a 53-page letter revealing a convoluted tale of political intrigue, intelligence operatives and Turkish teenage radicals, of a grisly murder and a dismembered body in a trunk. It is a grim and heartbreaking history of first loves shattered and best friends betrayed. Can Jeannie be saved? Is she as innocent as she seems?

Enlightenment (Paperback): Maureen Freely Enlightenment (Paperback)
Maureen Freely
R234 R212 Discovery Miles 2 120 Save R22 (9%) Out of stock

Jeannie Wakefield needs help. Her family is being held by the US authorities. M is a journalist and at Jeannie's request she returns to Istanbul to investigate. She tries to be objective, but Jeannie's husband is also M's first love.

Reckless (Paperback): Hasan Ali Toptas Reckless (Paperback)
Hasan Ali Toptas; Translated by Maureen Freely, John Angliss 1
R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Out of stock

LONGLISTED FOR THE FT/OPPENHEIMERFUNDS EMERGING VOICES AWARD 2016 'Toptas seems to me Orhan Pamuk's equal ... He strikes me as just as gifted a writer' Sydney Morning Herald Thirty years after completing his military service Ziya flees the spiralling turmoil of one of Turkey's great sprawling cities to seek a serene existence in a dream-like village. Kenan - an old friend from the army - is there to greet him. However, the village does not provide the total isolation Ziya years for and he is forced back through the tangled web of his memory in search of his lost family and the reason why Kenan feels so extravagantly indebted to him. Reckless masterfully blurs the boundaries between memory and reality to create a gripping tale that introduces a major writer to English-language readers.

Madonna in a Fur Coat (Standard format, CD): Sabahattin Ali Madonna in a Fur Coat (Standard format, CD)
Sabahattin Ali; Narrated by Robert Fass; Translated by Maureen Freely, Alexander Dawe
R547 R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Save R125 (23%) Out of stock
Under the Vulcania (Paperback): Maureen Freely Under the Vulcania (Paperback)
Maureen Freely
R317 Discovery Miles 3 170 Out of stock

This erotic novella tells the story of the women who live on the foothills of the Vulcania and the pleasure dome where they live out their fantasies. Maureen Freely has also written "Mother's Helper", "The Life of the Party" and "The Stork Club".

What About Us? - An Open Letter to the Mothers Feminism Forgot (Paperback, New edition): Maureen Freely What About Us? - An Open Letter to the Mothers Feminism Forgot (Paperback, New edition)
Maureen Freely
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Out of stock

This work explores why feminism comes into conflict with women who have children, and why women with children suffer when they try to put feminist ideas into practice.

The Other Rebecca (Paperback, New edition): Maureen Freely The Other Rebecca (Paperback, New edition)
Maureen Freely
R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Out of stock

The future Mrs Midwinter was apprehensive of her new home because of the haunting accuracy with which her predecessor Rebecca had described it in her book "The Marriage Hearse". Maureen Freely is the author of "Mother's Helper", "The Life of the Party" and "The Stork Club".

Snow (Hardcover): Orhan Pamuk Snow (Hardcover)
Orhan Pamuk; Introduction by Margaret Atwood; Translated by Maureen Freely
R490 R444 Discovery Miles 4 440 Save R46 (9%) Out of stock

The Nobel Prize-winner's second novel to appear in an Everyman edition is a spellbinding story of a poet seeking his lost love in a remote Turkish town riven by religious conflict and cut off from the world by a blizzard.
Returning to Turkey from exile in the West, Ka is driven by curiosity to investigate a surprising wave of suicides among religious girls forbidden to wear their head scarves in school. But the epicenter of the suicides, the eastern border city of Kars, is also home to the radiant and newly divorced ypek, a friend of Ka's youth whom he has never forgotten and whose spirited younger sister is a leader of the rebellious schoolgirls. As a fierce snowstorm descends on Kars, violence between the military and local Islamic radicals begins to explode, and Ka finds his sympathies drawn in unexpected and dramatic directions.

My Name Is Red (Hardcover, New): Orhan Pamuk My Name Is Red (Hardcover, New)
Orhan Pamuk; Introduction by Orhan Pamuk; Translated by Maureen Freely
R473 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R43 (9%) Out of stock

One of the Nobel Prize winner's best-loved novels, in a special edition featuring an introduction by the author and a chronology of Islamic and Western art history that provides additional context for this dazzling story of a murdered artist in sixteenth-century Istanbul.

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