Orhan Pamuk





Orhan Pamuk


Born
in Istanbul, Turkey
June 07, 1952

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Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952 and grew up in a large family similar to those which he describes in his novels Cevdet Bey and His Sons and The Black Book, in the wealthy westernised district of Nisantasi. As he writes in his autobiographical book Istanbul, from his childhood until the age of 22 he devoted himself largely to painting and dreamed of becoming an artist. After graduating from the secular American Robert College in Istanbul, he studied architecture at Istanbul Technical University for three years, but abandoned the course when he gave up his ambition to become an architect and artist. He went on to graduate in journalism from Istanbul University, but never worked as a journalist. At the age of 23 Pamuk decided to becom ...more

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The Museum of Innocence

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The Black Book

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The White Castle

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The New Life

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Sessiz Ev

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Cevdet Bey ve Oğulları

3.96 avg rating — 2,009 ratings — published 1982 — 35 editions
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A Strangeness in My Mind

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“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”
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