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[EPUB] ✰ Kar By Orhan Pamuk – Myportal.pro One of multiple covers for ISBN 9780375706868A spellbinding tale of disparate yearnings – for love art power and God – set in a remote Turkish town where stirrings of political Islamism threaten tOne of multiple covers for ISBN 9780375706868A spellbinding tale of disparate yearnings – for love art power and God – set in a remote Turkish town where stirrings of political Islamism threaten to unravel the secular order by the winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for LiteratureFrom the acclaimed author of My Name Is Red comes a spellbinding tale of disparate yearnings–for love art power and God–set in a remote Turkish town where stirrings of political Islamism threaten to unravel the secular order Following years of lonely political exile in Western Europe Ka a middle aged poet returns to Istanbul to attend his mother's funeral Only partly recognizing this place of his cultured middle class youth he is even disoriented by news of strange events in the wider country a wave of suicides am.

Ong girls forbidden to wear their head scarves at school An apparent thaw of his writer's curiosity–a frozen sea these many years–leads him to Kars a far off town near the Russian border and the epicenter of the suicides No sooner has he arrived however than we discover that Ka's motivations are not purely journalistic for in Kars once a province of Ottoman and then Russian glory now a cultural gray zone of poverty and paralysis there is also Ipek a radiant friend of Ka's youth lately divorced whom he has never forgotten As a snowstorm the fiercest in memory descends on the town and seals it off from the modern westernized world that has always been Ka's frame of reference he finds himself drawn in unexpected directions not only headlong toward the unknowable Ipek and the desperate hope f.

Kar KindleOng girls forbidden to wear their head scarves at school An apparent thaw of his writer's curiosity–a frozen sea these many years–leads him to Kars a far off town near the Russian border and the epicenter of the suicides No sooner has he arrived however than we discover that Ka's motivations are not purely journalistic for in Kars once a province of Ottoman and then Russian glory now a cultural gray zone of poverty and paralysis there is also Ipek a radiant friend of Ka's youth lately divorced whom he has never forgotten As a snowstorm the fiercest in memory descends on the town and seals it off from the modern westernized world that has always been Ka's frame of reference he finds himself drawn in unexpected directions not only headlong toward the unknowable Ipek and the desperate hope f.

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Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952 and grew up in a large family similar to those which he describes in his novels Cevdet Bey and His Sons and The Black Book in the wealthy westernised district of Nisantasi As he writes in his autobiographical book Istanbul from his childhood until the age of 22 he devoted himself largely to painting and dreamed of becoming an artist After graduating fro

10 thoughts on “Kar

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar KindleA mystery A social case studyA culture clashA literary masterpieceUnreliable narratorsMisogynyProtestPolitical campaignsMultiple truthsDiverse realitiesDeeply moving charactersDarkly funny storylinesReligious fundamentalismArrogant humanismLiberal press coverageFake NewsNational identity divergences This novel contains so many different strands I am hopelessly incapable of reviewing it Ever since I first read it just after Orhan Pamuk received t


  2. Hallie Hallie says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar KindleAfter finishing this book I felt virtuous relieved Then baffled irritated and finally dismissive Other Good Reads reviewers express the desire to like this book but proceed to be confused bored and insecure Most wrap up with the dismal feeling that they didn’t GET it and so


  3. Jaidee Jaidee says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar Kindle5 provocative desolate yearnful stars 10th Favorite Read of 2017 tie To read Snow is to laugh loudly and cry quietly Kars a small city in northeast Turkey a backwater that had glory days and multiple conquerings over the centuries There are Turks Kurds Azeris and a few Russians Most of the men are unemployed and spend their days in teahouses discussing politics and religion They are demoralized and oppress their women and childrenKa is a poet of Turkish descent who now lives in Frankfurt and is a political exile He comes to Kars to investigate the suicides of young Muslim wome


  4. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar KindleKar Snow c2002 Orhan PamukSnow is a novel by Turkish writer Orhan Pamuk Published in Turkish in 2002 it was translated into English by Maureen Freely and published in 2004 The story encapsulates many of the polit


  5. Nate Nate says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar KindleNine Reasons I strongly disliked this book1 The author made himself a character in his story I just don't like that I always wonder if they had writer's block and couldn't invent a fictional character to take the reins2 A snowflake diagram of poetry is involved I'll say no 3 The men in this novel are whiny infantile and fall in love with every woman they encounter 4 In the same paragraph the female lead character is described as seething in hatred and laughing adoringly at the whiny infantile male main character5 This story has no cohesion Things happen to the main character without foreshadowing The exposition that did come was mainly philosophical and seemingly tangential And if I have to read another sentence about whether a Muslim woman should wear a scarf or not or ho


  6. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar KindleAn Aorist CountryReligion is rarely about dogma or belief and almost always about membership in a group and the feeling of belonging it creates Snow is an absurdist novel about religion as community and its communal conflictsThe protagonist Ka is a sort of thirty something adolescent who finds himself in a blizzard in love in a state ruled by paranoia and in the midst of a local revolution begun by a provincial theatre group remarkably like a Turkish version of Heinrich Boll's Clown This constitutes his isolated but very god like omniscient community In Kars everyone always knows about everything that’s going onBut Kars situated as it is in Eastern Turkey is hardly a single community Its history is Russian and Iranian and Ottoman and even a bit of English Its inhabitants are Kurds and Armenians and Geor


  7. Bill Kerwin Bill Kerwin says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar KindleThe expatriate poet Ka returns to his native Turkey ostensibly to investigate a growing number of suicides among head scarf girls for an article in a German newspaper but actually to reconnect with the beautiful divorcee Ipek whom he knew in college While there he is caught up in religious and political intrigue I thought the book was too long and the characters didn't interest me much but I really liked the way Nobel prize winner Pamuk creates the atmosphere of the small city of Kars and its many kinds of people during a great snowstorm I also liked the way he portrays the Islamists of Turkish culture and the secular revolutionaries and artists as well as fiercely Romantic individualists who are angry at the West above all other things becau


  8. Mutasim Billah Mutasim Billah says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar Kindle “It was as if he were in a place that the whole world had forgotten as if it were snowing at the end of the world”My first foray into Pamuk territory Snow is a book about an exiled poet returning to his hometown under the pretense of writing a journalistic article on a suicide epidemic In his hometown of Kars our poet encounters snow a snowfall that changes things for him forever A blizzardA military coupA theatrical massacreEncounters with love and betrayalViolent fundamentalists and their prideAnd a man who has found poetry within himselfHere we have a book where there is a lot happening I won't say that it is fast paced as it takes time to finally pace up but once it does the drama and the surge of events


  9. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar KindleWritten in 2002 this novel predates Pamuk’s winning of the Nobel Prize in 2006 The main character is a Turkish emigre one of many who live in Germany He is returning home


  10. Darcy Darcy says:

    Paperback å Kar Kindle Õ Kar Kindleview spoilerIn a lot of ways Snow isn't much different from some of Pamuk's other novels Ka wanders around Kars just as Galip wanders around Istanbul in The Black Book and Ka's vacillation between acute perception of others and paralytic insecurities about himself is straight from Black in My Name is Red It's almost as though Pamuk keeps writing the same novel over and over a novel about how men define themselves particularly those men who discover they no longer seem to fit into the very physical space they occupy in this case Ka can't decide if he can still be Turkish after living in Germany for so many yearsIt isn't a question that the book ends up answering either Ka returns to Turkey only to discover that writing doesn't make it any easier to deal with the decisions he finds himself making throughout his stay in Kars does he believe in God or not? Does he love Ipek or not? Should he stay in Turkey or not? Does he support Westernization or not? It would


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