Istanbul: Memories of a City

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Supremely moving account of one man's love affair with the city that has been his home since his birth.
Orhan Pamuk’s extraordinarily beautiful “Istanbul” won the 2006 Nobel Prize for literature- once you have picked up and read this brilliant work, you will be in no doubt as to why it did.

Arguably Turkey's greatest living novelist, here he guides us through the monuments and lost paradises, dilapidated Ottoman villas, back streets and waterways of Istanbul - the city of his birth and the home of his imagination.

Written at a time of personal upheaval for Pamuk, and the nostalgic beauty of the book is often bittersweet as the lines between Islam and secular society rub awkwardly.
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Weight 0.283000
Author Orhan Pamuk
Availability IP
Department Travel Writing
Edition Main
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780571218332
Pages 368
Published 06/04/2006
Publisher Faber and Faber
Section Travel Writing: General
Size Unfolded 13x20cm
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