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  • A Useless Man: Selected Stories

    By Sait Faik Abasiyanik

    Our Price: $6.95 - $9.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780914671077
    • Publisher: Archipelago Books
    • Published: January 2015
    Sait Faik Abasiyanik was born in Adapazari in 1906 and died of cirrhosis in Istanbul in 1954. He wrote twelve books of short stories, two novels, and a book of poetry. His stories celebrate the natural world and trace the plight of iconic characters in society: ancient coffeehouse proprietors and priests, dream-addled fishermen adn poets of the Princes' Isles, lovers and wandering minstrels of another time. Many stories are loosely autobiographical and deal with Sait Faik's frustration with social convention, the relentless pace of westernization, and the slow but steady ethnic cleansing of his city. His fluid, limpid surfaces might seem to be in keeping with the restrictions that the architects of the new Republic placed on language and culture, but the truth lies in their dark, subversive undercurrents.Sait Faik donated his estate to the Darusafaka foundation for orphans, and this foundation has since been committed to promoting his work. His former family home on Burgazada was recently restored, and now functions as a museum honoring his life and work. He is still greatly revered: Turkey's most prestigious short story award carries his name and nearly every Turk knows by heart a line or a story by Sait Faik.
  • Istanbul: Memories and the City

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400033881
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: July 2006
    Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul and still lives in the family apartment building where he was born. His portrait of the city is thus also a self-portrait, refracted by memory and the melancholy that all citizens of the polis share: the sadness that comes of living amid the ruins of a lost empire. The book is a triumphant encounter of place and sensibility, beautifully written and immensely moving. Illus., 206 photographs. 400p.
  • Istanbul: Memories and the City (Deluxe Edition)

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $40.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781524732233
    • Publisher: Knopf
    • Published: October 2017
  • Madonna in a Fur Coat

    By Sabahattin Ali

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781590518809
    • Publisher: Other Press
    • Published: November 2017
  • Other Colors: Essays and a Story

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307386236
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: November 2008
    The Nobel Prize in Literature recipient engages the work of Nabokov, Kundera, Rushdie, and Vargas Llosa, among others, and he discusses his own books and writing process. A brilliant compilation, Pamuk delves into the personal realm, discussing his successful struggle to quit smoking, describing his relationshiop with his daughter, and reflecting on the controversy he has attracted in recent years. 448p.
  • Other Colors: Essays and a Story

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307266750
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 2007
    The winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, Orhan Pamuk brings readers a wonderous collection of essays about his life, his craft, his people, & his dreams. Taking over three decades' worth of material & culling it down to one volume is no easy task, but Pamuk has done a marvelous job. From memories of his first visit to New York City and his struggles with smoking, to the traumatic 1999 earthquake in his homeland and his literaryinspirations, these essays present Pamuk in a truly unique, emphatic & engaging light. Orhan Pamuk is the author of My Name is Red, Snow, and Istanbul, among other works. Index. 433p.
  • Other Colours: Essays And A Story

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571237647
    • Publisher: Faber
    • Published: September 2007
    Reflections on Orhan Pamuk’s first passport, his first trip to Europe, his father’s death, his recent court case, and the Istanbul earthquake share space with pieces on writers as various as Laurence Sterne and Fyodor Dostoevsky, Vladimir Nabokov and Mario Vargas Llosa. There are sections on Istanbul, New York, where Pamuk, winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature, lived for two years – and on the writing of each of his novels. Interspersed among these are Pamuk’s own black and white drawings, as well as his short story ‘To Look out the Window’ Index. B&W illus. 433p.
  • Snow

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $8.50
    Kindle Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375706868
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: August 2005
    The poet Ka returns to Turkey after a long exile and travels to the snowbound city of Kars. He intends to write about a wave of suicides among Islamist schoolgirls, but his deeper interest is in a long lost love: the radiant, recently divorced Ipek. As he pursues her, Ka is drawn into debates that touch on both his future and his country's - and that, in critical moments, spill over into terrifying bloodshed. 'Conscience-ridden and carefully wrought.' 448p.
  • Snow

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780571218318
    • Publisher: Faber and Faber Limited
    • Published: April 2005
  • Snow: A Novel

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375406973
    • Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
    • Published: 2005
    From the acclaimed author of 'My Name Is Red,' a spellbinding tale of colliding romantic, political, and spiritual passions, set in a remote Turkish town, where stirrings of political Islamism threaten to unravel the secular order. Following years of lonely political exile in Western Europe, Ka, a middle-aged poet, returns to Istanbul to for his mother's funeral. Only partly recognizing the place of his cultured, middle-class youth, he travels to Kars, a far-off townnear the Russian border, the epicenter of a disturbing wave of suicides among girls forbidden to wear their head scarves at school; and home to Ipek, a radiant beauty from his past, while the fiercest snowstorm in memory arrives. 430p.
  • The Black Book

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400078653
    • Publisher: Vintage International
    • Published: July 2006
    Includes a New Preface. In this unconventional mystery originally published in 1990, Pamuk fashions a dazzling hall-of-mirrors meditation on identity, memory & reality, elliptically condemning a society that uses informers and secret police to enforce obedience. Galip is a lawyer living in Istanbul. His wife, the detective novel-loving Ruya, has disappeared. As Galip investigates, he finds himself assuming his wife's ex-husband's enviablenewspaper columnist identity, wearing his clothes, answering his phone calls, even writing his columns. Though he pursues every conceivable clue, the nature of the mystery keeps changing, including the arrival of a death threat.
  • The Museum of Innocence

    By Orhan Pamuk

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307386243
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: October 2010
    It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Fusun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeoisie. In his pursuit of Fusun over the next eight years, Kemal becomes a compulsive collector of objects that chronicle his love-lorn progress - amassing a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. 532p.
  • The Time Regulation Institute

    By Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar

    Our Price: $16.20
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143106739
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: January 2014
    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.

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