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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“I read a book one day and my whole life was changed.”
Orhan Pamuk, The New Life

“Happiness is holding someone in your arms and knowing you hold the whole world.”
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“I don't want to be a tree; I want to be its meaning.”
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Ağustos 2020 - Türk Klasiği Okuması

Ağustos ayında grupla birlikte hangi kitabı okumak istersiniz?

Kapak Kızı - Ayfer Tunç 1982, 240 sayfa
 
  22 votes 29.7%

de ki işte - Oruç Aruoba 1990, 160 sayfa
 
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Sessiz Ev - Orhan Pamuk 1999, 343 sayfa
 
  16 votes 21.6%

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