The Black Book — Orhan Pamuk

is a novel by Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk. It was published in Turkish in 1990 and first translated by Güneli Gün

The Black Book — Orhan Pamuk
“When you look into the faces of these quiet creatures who don’t know how to tell stories—who are mute, who can’t make themselves heard, who fade into the woodwork, who only think of the perfect answer after the fact, after they’re back at home, who can never think of a story that anyone else will find interesting—is there not more depth and more meaning in them? You can see every letter of every untold story swimming on their faces, and all the signs of silence, dejection, and even defeat. You can even imagine your own face in those faces, can’t you?”

Nobel Prize for literature
Author biography:
He was born in 1952 in Istanbul. He has studied Architecture and Journalism, and has spent long periods in the United States, at the University of Iowa and at Columbia University. He began to stand out with his first works, and soon became one of the literary phenomena of the new Turkish literature. Its global success was triggered by the praise that John Updike dedicated to his novel "The Astrologer and the Sultan." Since then it has obtained numerous international recognitions, such as the Best Foreign Book Award in France, the Grinzane Cavour Award in Italy and the International IMPAC Dublin Award, and his books have already been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2005.
Ferit Orhan Pamuk (Istanbul, June 7, 1952) is a Turkish writer and Nobel Prize winner in Literature in 2006.
Faculty of Communications
* Istanbul Polytechnic University
* Robert College
* Istanbul University
Occupation: Writer, professor journalist
Years active: 1974-present Employer: Columbia University
Movement: Postmodern literature
Genres: Novel, autobiography, and essay
Notable works:
*the white castle
*the black book
*My name is Red
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Letters
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Legion Book Award

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