The latest addition to my website is Orhan Pamuk’s Kafamda bir tuhaflik (A Strangeness in My Mind). This is Pamuk’s labour of love, a hymn to. Kafamda Bir Tuhaflik hem bir ask hikiyesi hem de modern bir destan. Orhan Pamuk’un uzerinde alti yil calistigi roman, bozaci Mevlut ile uc yil ask mektuplari. A Strangeness in My Mind(Kafamda Bir Tuhaflik) (Chinese Edition) [Orhan Pamuk] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Since his boyhood in.

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Kafamda Bir Tuhaflik: Orhan Pamuk: : Books

The novel is almost pages long. Goodreads helps you keep track kafadma books you want to read. The Black Book enlarged Pamuk’s fame both in Turkey and internationally as an author at once popular and experimental, and able to write about past and present with the same intensity. A Strangeness In My Mind uthaflk to answer these questions while portraying the tensions between urban life and family life, and the fury and helplessness of women inside their homes.

You can see Pamuk’s interview on this book here: For ten minutes I It has been awhile since I fell in love, I mean really fallen in love. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Severed from his village in Konya and his mother at age twelve, he has to join his father and uncle in Istanbul. But Mevlut doesn’t have the best of luck there’s the incident where he falls in love with a woman but accidentally elopes with her sister, for starters and as middle age approaches, he seeks to find what he feels is missing from his life.

We follow Melvut, such a loving child then a man and a whole bunch of other characters through his struggles as he tries to keep his head above water to feed his family in a world that is confusing and keeps changing at a pace far too rapid for him to adapt. Another interesting thing of the way this book is structured is the narration. He endears us to his characters, migrants from villages, who seek their fortune in Istanbul — a theme that remains contemporary.


I became t The story of Mevlut, a boza-seller, and his family. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I can’t hide it anymore The central character Mevlut is a poor street trader who supplements various day jobs by spending his evenings selling boza a traditional slightly alcoholic drink on the streets.

El cuerpo de Giulia-no [The Body of Julia-n]. Parts 1 and 2 are two different days in the life of Mevlut when something important happened. The rest of the book is told in chronological order, starting when Mevlut arrives in ksfamda city as a boy to help his father in his yogurt and boza selling business.

Orhan Pamuk: Kafamda bir tuhaflik (A Strangeness in My Mind)

We don’t take sides. Here’s a magnificent big novel to curl up with this winter! I was fortunate enough to go a book signing for this book and so met Pamuk.

Indeed it is the novel’s greatest strength that is is able to capture the diversity of its Istanbul and Turkey’s complex and multi-layered history, from the secularism of its state, the the religiosity of its citizens, who practice a relaxed form of Islam, where consumption of alcohol is not forbidden and sexual freedom is not such a taboo.

Through the daily life of ordinary characters, the author has the amazing talent of describing the social and political history of Turkey and how the city of Istanbul has changed during the twentieth century.

tihaflk There are a lot of characters in this book but I did not find them hard to keep track of. I’d still like to know how successive governments and increasing Islamicisation affect the characters for the rest of the story Retrieved from ” https: A Strangeness in My Mind Turkish: For the first time, Mevlut got a proper look at the face of the woman he was to spend a lifetime with.


Kafamda Bir Tuhaflik

In the wall were embedded pieces of column capitals and stones inscribed in Greek. We have Mevlut’s parts told in 3rd person narration and we also have 13 characters that tell us their own story in 1st person narration. A Strangeness in My Mind is imbued with ornate insights into the changing urban landscape of Istanbul and economic character of Turkey: View all 10 comments.

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Orhan Pamuk: Kafamda bir tuhaflik (A Strangeness in My Mind) – The Modern Novel

Winner of the Nobel Prize! The same goes for the people he potrays. You gotta love this honorable, humble man selling boza!!! Do our choices dictate whether kafamdx will be happy or not, or are these things determined by forces beyond our control?

I had not felt terribly attached to Melvut before then and, really, it was the women becoming more of a presence in the book that made it take off for me Melvut’s wife, Rayiha, their daughters, and Rayiha’s sisters. Just like the genuine title deed issued by the State Land Registry, bie documents included a crude plan of the house, which the councilman himself would draw with a pencil and a ruler.

A wonderful eulogy to life, love and Istanbul, tunaflk Strangeness in My Mind” captures an ever-evolving Istanbul through the eyes of the Mevlut, from his arrival in the late 60’s to the modern days.