Pamuk's Istanbul: The Self and the City (Hardcover)

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Pamuk's Istanbul: The Self and the City (Hardcover)


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This book reconstructs Istanbul through the prism of Orhan Pamuk's fiction. It navigates the multiple selves and layers of Istanbul to present how the city has shaped the writings of Pamuk and has, in turn, been shaped by it. Through everyday objects and architecture, it shows how Pamuk transforms the city into a living museum where different objects converse along with characters to present a rich tapestry across space and time.

Further, the monograph explores the formation of communal and literary identity within and around nation-building narratives informed by capitalism and modernization. The book also examines how Pamuk uses the postmodern city to move beyond its postmodern confines, and utilizes the theories and universes of Bakhtin, Benjamin, and Foucault to open up his fiction and radically challenge the idea of the novel.

The volume will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of literature, literary theory, museum studies, architecture, and cultural studies, and especially appeal to readers of Orhan Pamuk.

Pallavi Narayan has worked in academia and book publishing in Singapore and India. She has co-edited Singapore at Home: Life Across Lines (2021).
Product Details ISBN: 9780367760649
ISBN-10: 0367760649
Publisher: Routledge Chapman & Hall
Publication Date: April 29th, 2022
Pages: 218
Language: English