'I read a book one day, and my whole life was changed.' So begins The New Life, Orhan Pamuk's fabulous road novel about a young student who yearns for the life promised by a dangerously magical book. On his remarkable journey, he falls in love, abandons his studies, turns his back on home and family, and embarks on restless bus trips through the ...Read More'I read a book one day, and my whole life was changed.' So begins The New Life, Orhan Pamuk's fabulous road novel about a young student who yearns for the life promised by a dangerously magical book. On his remarkable journey, he falls in love, abandons his studies, turns his back on home and family, and embarks on restless bus trips through the provinces, in pursuit of an elusive vision. This is a wondrous odyssey, laying bare the rage of an arid heartland, from the bestselling author of My Name is Red and Snow. In coffee houses with black-and-white TV sets, on buses where passengers ride watching B-movies on flickering screens, in wrecks along the highway, in paranoid fictions with spies as punctual as watches, the magic of Pamuk's creation comes alive. From a writer compared to Kafka, Nabakov, Calvino and Garcia Marquez, The New Life documents the spiritual journey of a young student, who leaves his family behind in the name of love, life and literature.Read Less
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Fine / Near Fine. 1st British Edition, 1st printing Pamuk, Orhan., Faber & Faber (London, UK), 1997, c1997, 1st British Edition, 1st printing, blue cloth (hard cover), fine with near fine dj (lightest wear at top edge), 296 pp, 8vo, ISBN: 0571178413, 'I read a book one day, and my whole life was changed', 'Osman, a young university student, becomes obsessed with a magical book that delves into the dangerous nature of love and self. He turns his back on home and family, abandons his studies, and falls in love. With the beautiful Janan, he goes on a search for the meaning of the book's darker secrets', translated by Guneli Gun. Author is winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. Scarce title.
This earlier book by Pumak which has many of the exquisite ingredients of the turkish nobel prize winner's later writings ie "My Name Is Red" and "Museum of Innocence" but lacks the depth and maturity which rightfully earned him that prize. In addition the translation feels unnatural and not worthy of the poetic style which is so characteristic of Pamuk.
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