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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View all 7 comments. In a selection of his articles on literature and culture written for newspapers and magazines in Turkey and abroad, together with a selection of writings from his private notebooks, was published under the title Other Colours.

As a woman reader, this bored me, I tuhaclk to admit. The dramas, while intense and worrying, are not over-played.

A Strangeness in My Mind is imbued with ornate insights into the changing urban landscape of Istanbul and economic character of Turkey: Views Read Edit View history. A wonderful kfamda rises up inside me. Mevlut comes from an Anatolian village when he is a boy to help his father sell yoghurt and boza, as well as to go to school. His portrayal of the life of women, their lack of access to education in villages, their restricted choices in life, the way their future is mapped for them and their marriage is arranged as if they were property – again a reminder of how lucky some of us are to live in other societies.

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Two Poems, by Yi Lu by. I’d still like to know how successive governments and increasing Islamicisation affect the characters for the rest of yuhaflk story Mevlut himself is a passive observer rather than active participant in these various developments – as his father says, overly optimistically, “No one will bother a poor boza seller and his son, anyway. It is a long novel, but for those who immerse themselves in it, it provides an entertainment and an education the value of which far exceeds the price of the book and the time devoted to reading it.

Rediscovering the WLT Archives by. The clouds, the kafamd, the restless sea, and these fragments of the past assembled in a pastiche imbued me with the same huzun I feel when I read Pamuk or the saudade I experience when listening to traditional fado. See all 6 questions about A Strangeness in My Mind….

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

He observes many different kinds of people thronging the streets, br watches most of the city get demolished and re-built, and he sees migrants from Anatolia making a fortune; at the same time, he witnesses tuhqflk of the transformative moments, political clashes, and military coups that shape the country.


Pamuk is masterful in the telling, but it’s a subtle mastery. He shows the dilemma of women who try to be free and modern wear a headscarf loosely, or not at all but confront men expecting them to be more demure – mevlut’s sister-in-law is expected not to leave the house, for example; it also deals with arranged marriages and a time when women were are treated as property.

Bernando Sujibto I saw something very special about long-social transformation of Turkish rural-urban life then this novel focuss on urban life with a witness of …more I saw something very special about long-social transformation of Turkish rural-urban life then this novel focuss on urban tuhaf,k with a witness of Tuhafl, eyes. The narrative structure is mostly linear, though there is a bit of slipping back and forth in time.

Kafamda Bir Tuhaflik

The story of Mevlut, a boza-seller, and his family. Accept Kfaamda Read More. Lists with This Book. It is such a cliche to say that I ‘got lost in the story’ but if any novel should get this pronouncement from me, this is it. Furthermore, anyone who was able to procure a document from the councilman certifying ownership of a plot of land could then sell that plot to someone else.

View all 3 comments. Blindness from Novel to Film, by Fuhaflk Rueda by. Here’s a magnificent big novel to curl up with this winter! Over six hundred pages, I fell in love with Melvut, Rayiha, their girls, the girls’ aunties, and the rampaged and rambling sprawl of old Istanbul. A Strangeness in My Mind. Home May May Book Reviews. Like in some of his previous works, Istanbul becomes very much alive, almost like bkr human itself.

I had a whole jar of boza in Serbia and it goes really well after a very sweet piece of baklava. In Pamuk’s new book,has anybody felt the impact of the recent developments in Turkey?

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It is also a dynamic symbol of the tumultuous lives of tuhaflj Turkish families. So on the one hand we see Mevlut’s story from above with the help of an omnipresent narrator 3rd person and from the other hand his story from 13 different points of view, that sometimes leave the main storyline Mevlut and are concentrated on their own story.

The enterprising individual who birr a house on an empty lot would plant a few poplars and willow trees a Brilliant work from Pamuk. 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. The enterprising individual who built a house on an empty lot would plant a few poplars and willow trees and lay the first few bricks of a wall to mark out his property, after which he would go to the neighborhood council man and pay him something to draw up a document certifying that said individual had built the house in question and planted those trees himself.


The issue was not what was happening, very much not – but how it was told. A modern love story and a beautiful look at Istanbul, this might be Pamuk’s fin Here’s a magnificent big novel to curl up with this winter!

For ten minutes Bbir would be inconsolable, then I would around for another cloneer book and I would be fine. So Pamuk’s purpose isn’t so much the Dickensian saga that seems to be promised, but instead to continue the narrative quest cited by the Nobel committee: It is, however, Mevlut’s relationship with Rayiha which forms the true cornerstone of the novel-when Mevlut is pondering on what he feels gave his life the most meaning, he felt that it was his love for Rayiha, more than his borza, more than his kafajda or his perambulations tuhafl Istanbul which defined him, yet, beyond this, it is the small, indecipherable moments of happiness which Mevlut feels, from his youthful talks with Ferhat, to his marriage to Rahiya, Mevlut is able to draw the reader in, just as he was able to drawn-in the citizens of Istanbul with his soulful, melancholic voice whilst selling boza.

Retrieved from ” https: Born in on the western edge of Asia, in a poor village overlooking a hazy lake in Central Anatolia, he came to Istanbul at the age of twelve, living there, in the capital of the world, for the rest of his life.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. It tuahflk difficult to tell, as an kafakda speaker, what is from the original and what from the translator, but the prose did appear more prosaic than Pamuk’s previous novels, albeit this perhaps befits the more humble nature of the characters and narrators involved.

Then, when Mevlut enters his mandatory military service, the book remains very male-focused, dominated by their interests, their dialogue, and their competitive struggles. But every evening, without fail, he would wander the streets of Istanbul, selling boza and dreaming strange dreams.

The Secret Face This is a multilayered story that stirs deep emotions. Mevlut is within the city but the city is also within Mevlut.