Memed, My Hawk by Yaşar Kemal Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? by Vedat Türkali The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk The Time. Elif Shafak is an award-winning bestselling novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her books have been translated into more than twenty. Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in Þafak greatly increased her readership with her novel Mahrem (The Gaze), which earned her the ” Union .

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The Bastard of Istanbul: Besides writing fiction, Shafak is an active political commentator, columnist and public speaker.

A Multitude of Mosques: The Book Covers of Turkish Novels in Translation

Try and walk in the shoes of beauty. It talks about innocence of childhood and also the brutality of the process through which it’s taken away without a warning or signal.

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The main part of the story is about such a tangible, common yet utterly intricate matter seeing and being seen. I got out my book and found that the English edition had a mosque on the front. But both are still different like day and night and both face different audience like east and west.

Shafak uses the narrative structure of A Thousand and One Nights to construct a story-within-a-story narrative. The stories explore the philosophy of “gaze”in which characters may either gaze or become the subjects to be gazed and the fundamental differences between the perspectives of mahgem and female.

The way one is able to read her thoughts and her beliefs about people and things. Do you look at people? East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Her latest novel published in English, Iskender Honourhas topped the best-seller lists and has been acclaimed by both critics and readers of various ages and backgrounds.


In turns, we observe the interrupted transformation of a shaman in Siberia, resulted in an ugly sable-human creature, the twisted birth of the jinn-like beauty in France and the sinful act towards the little girl in Turkey. Efendi observes his slanted eyes for the first time and remains in solitude for a long safa.

It is then that you start to figure out the whole story and make sense of it. Metis Yayinlari Language: Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with safka warranty. Shafak blends Western and Eastern traditions of storytelling, bringing out the myriad stories of women, minorities, immigrants, subcultures, youth and global souls.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. She is an award-winning novelist and the most widely read woman writer in Turkey. What I like about the book is that it forces the reader to think long and hard about prejudices, and the easy manner with which we pass judgement on other people. In his tent he showcases what leaves women up like owls and keeps men down like polar bears in winter, this unusual show is suited for the world of spectacles.

The ugliness is a curse? Efendi concludes through his observation that men fear most of not being loved and being seen weeping. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat An overweight woman and her lover, a dwarf, are sick of being stared at wherever they go, and decide to reverse roles.

The B I’ve read 3 other books by the author and this is by far the most interesting. Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in She is different from others and she does not feel comfortable.

So they decide to disguise themselves wearing makeup dwarf and a moustache F A T T Y in order to go outside and have fun. Kapak tasarimi Ugurcan Ataoglu tarafindan yapilan kitabin kapak fotografinda Nazar Boncugu yer almaktadir. She writes fiction in both Turkish and English. The look we give to others.


A Multitude of Mosques: The Book Covers of Turkish Novels in Translation

Saw the book and instantly fell in love. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: I think what people often mean is that daily life here for most expats is, on the […]. The book jumps back and forth between storylines and while it can be a little bewildering at first, it is in equal parts interesting and exciting. Women come together in packs and safzk the through the west door of the tent to see the ugliest being in the world, Sable-girl.

Farah Tarek yes i am reading it now. Dogan Kitap; 31 edition Language: Got few other stories besides, and didn’t really feel I got to know either of the main characters until near the end.

Am I like this? The story of four generations of women where the secrets and stories of Turkish women converge with Armenian women. When I started reading this book, I went through eoif reviews and was amused to see someone relating this book to an extremely fatty lasagna dish.

The narrative is fragmented into separate stories that delve into the gaze concept, focusing on characters with unique mythic circumstances that revolve around seeing and being seen—how a passive act such as seeing can alter our perception and understanding of those around us, and, more importantly, of ourselves.