It is , a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Füsun. Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence. Some writers have always been identified with particular cities: Dickens and London, Dostoevsky. Editorial Reviews. link-marketing.info Review. Amazon Best Books of the Month, November The story of Kemal, the half-hearted industrialist who is the hero of.
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Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeoisie. Once the long-lost cousins violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeosie—a world, as he lovingly describes it, with opulent parties and clubs, society gossip, restaurant rituals, picnics, and mansions on the Bosphorus, infused with the melancholy of decay—until finally he breaks off his engagement to Sibel.
But his resolve comes too late. A stirring exploration of the nature of romantic attachment and of the mysterious allure of collecting, The Museum of Innocence also plumbs the depths of an Istanbul half Western and half traditional—its emergent modernity, its vast cultural history.
Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in His work has been translated into more than sixty languages. A resounding confirmation that Orhan Pamuk is one of the great novelists of his generation.
With this book, he literally puts love in our hands. Deeply and compellingly explores the interplay between erotic obsession and sentimentality. There is a master at work in this book. Istanbul—its sounds, its smells, its history—permeates everything. A classic, spacious love story. Engrossing and sensual. Granular and panoramic, satirical and yet grounded in reality. Great writers have made the failed love stories of desperate, self-involved men pulsate.
A master, like Pamuk, makes the story feel vital. In its sensuousness of the life observed, its Olympian insight into the clashes of classes and professions, and its fearlessness in tackling the great themes of human existence without dilution by showiness, tricks, or superficiality, it evokes the great novels of love and obsession by Balzac, Stendhal, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Mann.
A tour de force. Museum digs deep into memory, and the inescapability of the past. They use the office couch at his family's export business; the employees know, and snigger a bit. Still, it's important not only that they have sex but that they're understood to have it by the few other young people in their world, who like to congratulate themselves on their bravery. One day Kemal's eye is taken by a designer handbag — the perfect gift, or so he thinks before Sibel tells him it's fake.
By then, however, his eye has also been caught by the sales girl.
At first, it's just a seduction. He thinks of her as even more modern than Sibel, and love doesn't come into it.
But when he discovers her "growing amazement" at the new world of sex he introduces her to, their afternoons together become an obsession. She knows of his engagement and he knows he must give her up — and he will, any day now. Then she disappears, and he learns that her family has moved. It will take Kemal almost a year to find her again, a year of driving through every neighbourhood of the enormous city, months of heavy drinking in which he loses all interest in Sibel, even after they move in together.
Sibel hopes to save him from what seems an inexplicable sadness, and learning the truth enrages her. She breaks off their engagement; but that is only the start of Kemal's separation from the social world he had once thought to inherit.
They influenced me a lot for the novel I am writing, The Museum of Innocence. I am happy to be here for the third time.
What follows in the next month and a half is an intense and secretive physical and emotional relationship between them. Pamuk's work often deals with clash of culture between East and West, which was cited as part of the reason for him being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
This novel continuously references the influence of the West Europe and America on Istanbul's culture, through both the idea of museums and the film industry, which becomes a large part of the novel. The book, along with its accompanying museum, continuously refers to museums and collections.
The idea of hoarding and collecting as a shameful act that becomes public and appreciated in the form of a museum is addressed particularly in the last chapters. One of the key themes throughout the novel is the role of the female in Turkish culture. The novel describes the ostracism of women who have lost their virginity before marriage, despite the fact that many claim to have a "more western" attitude toward this in s Istanbul.
Pamuk describes this as the taboo of virginity that is part of an old system in Turkey. Pamuk has established an actual "Museum of Innocence", based on the museum described in the book.
Although created later, the museum and the novel were conceived of in tandem, displaying the obsessive romance between two Istanbul families, as well as eternalizing a perspective on upper-class Istanbul in the s.
A ticket placed in the 83rd chapter of the book will be stamped before ushering the reader in. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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