163: Rosecrans Baldwin (EVERYTHING NOW: LESSONS FROM THE CITY STATE OF LOS ANGELES) & Orhan Pamuk's ISTANBUL
So Many Damn Books
Rosecrans Baldwin drops into the Damn Library's online zoom space to chat all about Los Angeles, the subject of his new book, Everything Now: Lessons from the City-State of Los Angeles. We get into many of the things that make up Los Angeles, how it's different from Paris, and how the book's structure was inspired by Wittgenstein. He also brings along Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul: Memories and the City, and we all talk about melancholy before we talk about hot tubs and granola bars. Get right in, the water's fine.contribute! https://patreon.com/smdbfor drink recipes, book lists, and more, visit: somanydamnbooks.commusic: Disaster Magic(https://soundcloud.com/disaster-magic) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
NIGHTS OF PLAGUE. Orhan Pamuk is a Turkish novelist and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University’s School of the Arts in New York. He has sold over thirteen million books in sixty-three languages.
Crossover Month continues with something completely different, and only a little bit incestuous. Novel Dialogue is a new podcast hosted by the awesome Aarthi Vadde of Duke, and RTB’s own JP. John and Aarthi serve as the third wheel (or if you prefer the social lubricant) for a scholar and a novelist who sit down each week to explore the making of novels, and what to make of them. If you like what you hear, please share the love by recommending it to friends, tagging @noveldialogue in your tweets, and subscribing to it via Apple Podcasts Spotify or Stitcher In Novel Dialogue’s second episode, critic and scholar Bruce Robbins sits down with Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk. They have taught classes on the political novel together at Columbia for years, and it shows. They ask how the novel can ever escape its roots in middle-class sensibility and perspective: Joseph Conrad comes up, and so does modern Brazilian film. Then they discuss the demonic appeal of Russian novels—and why retired military officers produced so many great Turkish translations of Russian novels. We hear tantalizing details about Pamuk’s forthcoming pandemic novel, Nights of Plague. He discusses his move away from “highbrow ironical postmodernist” fiction and reveals his affection for talking about politics–along with his distaste for what the consequences of speaking out may be. “I am not shy about talking…but there are consequences!” Mentioned in the Episode: City of God (Brazilian film, 2002)Joseph Conrad (Under Western Eyes, Nostromo)Ivan TurgenevGayatri Spivak, “Can the Subaltern Speak?”Karl Marx, “18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte”Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Demons (1871-2), A Writer’s Diary,James Joyce, Dubliners Louis Aragon, (Zolaesque romances at the end of his career), AurélienVladimir Nabokov, Lolita Read and Listen: 53 Crossover Month #2: Novel Dialogue (Orhan Pamuk, Bruce Robbins, JP)
In this episode of The Archive Project, Orhan Pamuk discusses his published works and why he writes about Turkey so much: to him, this act is not only about portraying the city to outsiders, but also about retracing his memories of the city. He reads from Other Colors, a collection of articles and notes from his personal journals, which comprise ideas and segments of writing he wanted to include in some of his books but ultimately left out. Throughout his lecture, Pamuk shares personal stories, including experiences at the barbershop, moments with his family, and his thoughts on the concept of time, concluding his talk with a discussion of the reasons why he continues to write. “The first aim of an intelligent person is to achieve unhappiness when everyone around her is happy.” “Digital watches represent particles of time as numbers, whereas the face of my watch is a mysterious icon. I love to look at it—the face of time. In some ways it conjures up that metaphysical conceit, or something close to it.” “The beauty of a city is also held in the sentiment that the city carries along.” Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952 and grew up in a large family similar to those found in his novels. He first discovered storytelling through art, devoting himself to the pursuit of a painter’s life throughout his childhood and early twenties, including three years spent studying architecture at Istanbul Technical University. At age 23, Pamuk experienced a change of heart, decided to become a novelist, and succeeded in publishing his first novel, Cevdet Bey and His Sons, only seven years later. “I am happier when I paint and draw, but I definitely feel more intelligent when I write,” he has said. In 1985, his third novel, The White Castle, earned him international notoriety. Apart from his time in New York at Columbia University, which he visits once a year as a guest lecturer, Pamuk has resided in the same district of Istanbul for his entire life and even lives in the same building where he was raised. In 2006, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. To date, Pamuk’s 18 published books have sold over 11 million copies and have been translated into more than sixty languages, making him Turkey’s best-selling author. The post Orhan Pamuk (Rebroadcast) appeared first on Literary Arts.
Orhan Pamuk and Carlos Fuentes: The Art of Fiction
What It Takes
Two world-renowned novelists, from different corners of the globe, talk about why they write. Orhan Pamuk, from Turkey, is the 2006 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature. Carlos Fuentes, who died in 2009, was one of the most celebrated Mexican authors of all time. When Pamuk was facing a prison sentence for expressing his views, Fuentes gathered a group of international literary heavyweights to intervene on his behalf. You'll hear both authors describe how they discovered the power of literature, and how their writing relies on a combination of dreams, magic and discipline.
Orhan Pamuk: The Museum of Innocence: Orhan Pamuk in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury
JLF Brave New World
Author of many celebrated books, including 'The Museum of Innocence', 'Istanbul' and 'Snow', Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk discusses his life and work, in conversation with writer Chandrahas ChoudharySee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Orhan Pamuk at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 (04.11.19)
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Orhan Pamuk joins Deborah Treisman to read and discuss "Ibn Hakkan Al-Bokhari, Dead in his Labyrinth," by Jorge Luis Borges, from a 1970 issue of the magazine. Pamuk's novels include "Snow," "My Name is Red," and "The Museum of Innocence." He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2006.
Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk reads and discusses 'A Strangeness in My Mind'
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Orhan Pamuk's latest novel tells the story of street vendor Mevlut, the woman to whom he wrote three years' worth of love letters, and their life in Istanbul. -- Twelve-year-old Mevlut travels from Central Anatolia to Istanbul and survives by hawking boza, the traditional Turkish drink. He's so hapless he inadvertently marries the sister of a girl he loves. Yet as he wanders the streets, enthralled by the city's glorious history and its booming future, he senses a satisfying "strangeness" that finally leads him to recognize what he's really wanted in life. -- 'A Strangeness in My Mind' is translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap. -- Walter Andrews, Professor of Ottoman and Turkish Literature, University of Washington, joins Pamuk for a conversation about Pamuk's novel. -- Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006. His novel 'My Name Is Red' won the 2003 IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. His work has been translated into more than sixty languages. Other works include the novels 'The New Life', 'The Black Book', 'My Name Is Red' and 'The White Castle.'
"I read a book one day and my whole life changed," opens Orhan Pamuk's best-selling novel The New Life. Like much of Pamuk's work, The New Life dives deep into how art helps and hinders our efforts to process the world, drawing specifically on the tensions of the East-West dichotomy.Other talking points include dangerous buses, life-changing books, and in-fiction fiction.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.