Istanbul : memories and the city /

A portrait, by turns intimate and panoramic, of one of the world's great cities, by its foremost man of letters. Blending reminiscence with history; family photographs with portraits of poets and pashas; art criticism, metaphysical musing, and, now and again, a fanciful tale, Pamuk invents an i...

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Main Author: Pamuk, Orhan, 1952-
Other Authors: Freely, Maureen, 1952-
Format: Book
Published: New York : Vintage International, 2006.
Edition:First Vintage international edition.
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Table of Contents:
  • Another Orhan
  • The photographs in the dark museum house
  • "Me"
  • The destruction of the Pashas' mansions : a sad tour of the streets
  • Black and white
  • Exploring the Bosphorus
  • Melling's Bosphorus landscapes
  • My mother, my father, and various disappearances
  • Another house : Cihangir
  • Hüzün
  • Four lonely melancholic writers
  • My grandmother
  • The joy and monotony of school
  • Esaelp gnittips on
  • Ahmet Rasim and other city columnists
  • Don't walk down the street with your mouth open
  • The pleasures of painting
  • Reşat Ekrem Koçu's collection of facts and curiosities : the Istanbul encyclopedia
  • Conquest or decline? : the Turkification of Constantinople
  • Religion
  • The rich
  • On the ships that passed through the Bosphorus, famous fires, moving house, and other disasters
  • Nerval in Istanbul : Beyoğlu walks
  • Gautier's melancholic strolls through the city
  • Under Western eyes
  • The melancholy of the ruins : Tanpınar and Yahya Kemal in the city's poor neighborhoods
  • The picturesque and the outlying neighborhoods
  • Painting Istanbul
  • Painting and family happiness
  • The smoke rising from ships on the Bosphorus
  • Flaubert in Istanbul : East, West, and syphilis
  • Fights with my older brother
  • A foreigner in a foreign school
  • To be unhappy is to hate oneself and one's city
  • First love
  • The ship on the Golden Horn
  • A conversation with my mother : patience, caution, and art.