Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | August 20, 2014

Julie Schumacher: IMG Dear Professor Fitger



Saint Paul, August 2014 Dear Professor Fitger, I've been asked to say a few words about you for Powells.com. Having dreamed you up with a ball-point... Continue »
  1. $16.07 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Dear Committee Members

    Julie Schumacher 9780385538138

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$24.00
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
9 Remote Warehouse Literature- A to Z
5 Remote Warehouse Mystery- Historical

My Name Is Red (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics)

by

My Name Is Red (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From one of the most important and acclaimed writers at work today, a thrilling new novelpart murder mystery, part love storyset amid the perils of religious repression in sixteenth-century Istanbul.

When the Sultan commissions a great book to celebrate his royal self and his extensive dominion, he directs Enishte Effendi to assemble a cadre of the most acclaimed artists in the land. 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, and no one in the elite circle can know the full scope or nature of the project.

Panic erupts when one of the chosen miniaturists disappears, and the Sultan demands answers within three days. The only clue to the mysteryor crime?lies in the half-finished illuminations themselves. Has an avenging angel discovered the blasphemous work? Or is a jealous contender for the hand of Enishtes ravishing daughter, the incomparable Shekure, somehow to blame?

Orhan Pamuks My Name Is Red is at once a fantasy and a philosophical puzzle, a kaleidoscopic journey to the intersection of art, religion, love, sex, and power.

Synopsis:

One of the Nobel Prize winner’s best-loved novels, in a special edition featuring an introduction by the author and a chronology of Islamic and Western art history that provides additional context for this dazzling story of a murdered artist in sixteenth-century Istanbul.

About the Author

Orhan Pamuk is the author of six 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 more than twenty languages. He lives in Istanbul.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

enamoredsoul, January 7, 2011 (view all comments by enamoredsoul)
It is seldom that one picks up a book that bypasses any and all genres, and comes alive in your hands and speaks to you. Such is the kind of book Orhan Pamuk has written. Part love story, part murder plot, part commentary on all things spiritual - it is a beautifully written book with a great many multi-faceted characters.

Pamuk uses various different characters to narrate his book - some of the chapters even narrated by unusual characters such as the murdered corpse of Elegant Effendi, "Ink", a "Coin", Satan, two dervishes and the color "Red". It is especially the voices of these characters that become emblazoned upon your soul.

The plot lies in the murder of Elegant Effendi, the reason for which is stated to be his working on an illustrated book commissioned by the Sultan. 'Black', who is in love with late Elegant's daughter Shekure, is striving hard to uncover the murderer and win widowed Shekure's hand in marriage. Also, we hear from his fellow artists/miniaturists "Butterfly", "Stork" and "Olive", with their views on the West influencing Eastern arts. Thus, Orhan Pamuk is able to masterfully entwine a mystery, a romance, and allegory to the clash of Eastern and Western culture all in one wonderful book.

In his book, Pamuk writes "An artist should never succumb to hubris of any kind, he should simply paint the way he sees fit rather than troubling over East or West." - and that is precisely how Pamuk offers his progressive perspective, richly Eastern in nature, but pleasantly influenced by Western ideologies as well. He creates an amalgamation of both cultures, in which the values of each one are preserved and respected, and does it quite successfully. Olive, one of the miniaturists, offers his perspective on art as, "Through our colors, paints, art and love, we remember that Allah had commanded us to "See"!" - and that is what Orhan Pamuk so craftily presents in this book, a chance for the reader to see beyond cultures and races, similarities and differences and be completely enchanted by the mystical, lyrical and awe-inspiring realm that "My Name is Red" is, as a novel.
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307593924
Author:
Pamuk, Orhan
Publisher:
Everyman's Library
Author:
PAMUK, ORHAN
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Istanbul (Turkey)
Subject:
Mystery Historical
Subject:
fiction;turkey;novel;historical fiction;istanbul;mystery;art;turkish;literature;islam;historical;16th century;ottoman empire;nobel prize;history;nobel;murder;turkish literature;20th century;ottoman;middle east;painting;religion;turkish fiction;literary fi
Subject:
fiction;turkey;novel;historical fiction;istanbul;mystery;art;turkish;literature;islam;historical;16th century;ottoman empire;nobel prize;history;nobel;murder;turkish literature;20th century;ottoman;middle east;painting;religion;turkish fiction;literary fi
Series:
Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
536
Dimensions:
8.31 x 5.27 x 1.22 in 1.32 lb

Other books you might like

  1. The Complete Persepolis
    Used Trade Paper $13.00
  2. A Drifting Life
    Used Trade Paper $17.50
  3. Maus, A Survivor's Tale, Book I: My...
    Used Trade Paper $10.95
  4. Watchmen
    Used Trade Paper $9.95
  5. Maus, A Survivor's Tale II: And Here...
    Used Trade Paper $11.50

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Historical

My Name Is Red (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$24.00 In Stock
Product details 536 pages Everyman's Library - English 9780307593924 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , One of the Nobel Prize winner’s best-loved novels, in a special edition featuring an introduction by the author and a chronology of Islamic and Western art history that provides additional context for this dazzling story of a murdered artist in sixteenth-century Istanbul.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.