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At once a fiendishly devious mystery, a beguiling love story, and a brilliant symposium on the power of art, My Name Is Red is a transporting tale set amid the splendor and religious intrigue of sixteenth-century Istanbul, from one of the most prominent contemporary Turkish writers.

The Sultan has commissioned a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land to create a great book celebrating the glories of his realm. Their task: to illuminate the work in the European style. But because figurative art can be deemed an affront to Islam, this commission is a dangerous proposition indeed. The ruling elite therefore mustn’t know the full scope or nature of the project, and panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears. The only clue to the mystery–or crime? –lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Part fantasy and part philosophical puzzle, My Name is Red is a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex and power.

Translated from the Turkish by Erda M Göknar

Synopsis:

A furor erupts in sixteenth-century Istanbul when the Sultan commissions the European-style illumination of a great book, and the situation worsens when one of the miniaturists vanishes mysteriously.

Synopsis:

A furor erupts when the Sultan hires a group of artists, under the direction of Master Uncle, to illuminate a great book in the European style to celebrate his reign at a time in which all figurative art is considered Islamic heresy, but the situation becomes worse when one of the miniaturists vanishes, in a mystery set against the backdrop of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

About the Author

Orhan Pamuk is the author of seven novels and the recipient of major Turkish and international literary awards. He is one of Europe's most prominent novelists, and his work has been translated into twenty-six languages. He lives in Istanbul.

Table of Contents

I am a corpse — I am called black — I am a dog — I wIll be called a murderer — I am your beloved uncle — I am orhan — I am called black — I am Esther — I, Shekure — I am a tree — I am called black — I am called "butterfly" — I am called "stork" — I am called "Olive" — I am Esther — I, Shekure — I am your beloved uncle — I will be called a murderer — I am a gold coin — I am called black — I am your beloved uncle — I am called black — I will be called a murderer — I am death — I am Esther — I, Shekure — I am called black — I will be called a murderer — I am your beloved uncle — I, Shekure — I am red — I, Shekure — I am called black — I, Shekure — I am a horse — I am called black — I am your beloved uncle — It Is I, Master Osman — I am Esther — I am called black — It Is I, Master Osman-- I am called black — I am called "Olive" — I am called "butterfly" — I am called "stork" — I will be called a murderer — I, Satan — I, Shekure — I am called black — We two dervishes — It Is I, Master Osman — I am called black — I am Esther — I am a woman — I am called "butterfly" — I am called "stork" — I am called "Olive" — I will be called a murderer — I, Shekure — Chronology.

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okiihim, March 7, 2007 (view all comments by okiihim)
orhan pamuk is the controversial writer in turk..my name is red is a good book because it shows us how about the politic and intrigue in that country..despite orhan is anobel winner, i think we should give him award for his details of telling stories.
moreover the issue of clash of civilization is very interesting..because if we looked at huntington`s work it become more real.country like turki has a lot of potential factors because it lies in 2 continent
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307386465
Publisher:
Vintage International
Subject:
Fiction-Literary
Author:
PAMUK, ORHAN
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Illumination of books and manuscripts
Subject:
Istanbul (Turkey)
Subject:
Islam and art.
Subject:
Istanbul
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Audio Books-Literature
Subject:
Audio Books-Mystery
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20020827
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
417

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Product details 417 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307386465 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A furor erupts in sixteenth-century Istanbul when the Sultan commissions the European-style illumination of a great book, and the situation worsens when one of the miniaturists vanishes mysteriously.
"Synopsis" by , A furor erupts when the Sultan hires a group of artists, under the direction of Master Uncle, to illuminate a great book in the European style to celebrate his reign at a time in which all figurative art is considered Islamic heresy, but the situation becomes worse when one of the miniaturists vanishes, in a mystery set against the backdrop of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
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