Global Perspectives On Orhan Pamuk: Existentialism And Politics

Hardcover | April 15, 2012

EditorMehnaz M. Afridi, David M. Buyze

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Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explores Pamuk's multifaceted approach to ordinary Turkish life. The contributors of this volume come from an array of international perspectives that place the reading of Pamuk into dynamic arenas of new interpretation and reflection. The themes of existentialism and politics are examined in illuminating essays through connections to nationalism, religion/secularity, traditional/modern, exile/home, and comparative readings of writers as Mohsin Hamid, Naguib Mahfouz, Italo Svevo, and Amitav Ghosh. This is an indispensable collection for understanding Pamuk, global literature, and crucial issues in today's world.

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Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk is an interdisciplinary collection of essays that explores Pamuk's multifaceted approach to ordinary Turkish life. The contributors of this volume come from an array of international perspectives that place the reading of Pamuk into dynamic arenas of new interpretation and reflection. The themes of ex...

Mehnaz M. Afridi, PhD, University of South Africa, is an assistant professor of Religious Studies, and director of The Holocaust, Genocide, and Interfaith Education Center at Manhattan College. She is currently writing a book entitled Shoah through Muslim Eyes and has published in Sacred Tropes: Tanakh, New Testament, and the Qur'an a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.69 × 5.68 × 0.75 inPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230114111

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Acknowledgments Foreword Pamuk and No End; S.L.Gilman  Introduction; M.M.Afridi & D.M.Buyze PART I: PAMUK BETWEEN WORLDS Modern Postcolonial Intersections: Hamid, Mahfouz, and Pamuk; M.M.Afridi Tensions in the Nation: Pamuk & Svevo; D.M.Buyze PART II: PAMUK''S TEXTUAL DIVERSITY Mirroring Istanbul; H.Gurses Problematizing East-West Essentialisms: Discourse, Authorhood, and Identity Crisis in Orhan Pamuk''s Beyaz Kale (The White Castle); M.Pittman Framing My Name Is Red: Reading a Masterpiece; E.Almas  On the Road or between the Pages: Seeking Life''s Answers; F.Hassencahl PART III: PAMUK''S SNOW The Imagined Exile: Orhan Pamuk in His Novel Snow; H.Yilmaz Silence, Secularism, and Fundamentalism in Snow; E.Santesso The Spell of the West in Orhan Pamuk''s Snow and Amitav Ghosh''s In an Antique Land; T.Cartelli PART IV: PAMUK & TRANSLATION/UNTRANSLATION Orhan Pamuk''s Kara Kitap [The Black Book]: a Double Life in English; S.Türkkan Occulted Texts: Pamuk''s Untranslated Novels; E.Göknar Contributor Biographies