Trailer ¿ Kar PDF by Ë Orhan Pamuk

Trailer ¿ Kar PDF by Ë Orhan Pamuk After 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 didn t succeed in really liking it I felt the same, but in addition was supremely annoyed and turned off by it I m not so good at post modern fiction to begin with, but I decided to leave my bias at the door because I had heard such great things about this author, and Pamuk didn t seem like a bogus poser from what I d read The story is about an expatriate Turkish poet named Ka who leads a solitary and arid life in Frankfurt and travels to a remote village in his homeland, ostensibly to investigate a spate of suicides by religious Muslim women protesting the injunction to rem Nine Reasons I strongly disliked this book 1 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 reins.
2 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 character.
5 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 how beautiful and terrifying snow can be, I will go batty.
6 I 5 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 children.
Ka 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 women for a German newspaper and becomes embroiled in a world that used to be familiar and now so foreign He is both revered and disdained by the townspeople and falls madly in love with Ipek, an old college friend that is separated from her husband who is run

An 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 conflicts.
The 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 communityIn Kars everyone always knows about everything that s going on But Kars, situated as it is in Eastern Turkey, is hardly a single community Its history is Russian, and Iranian, Kar Snow, c2002, Orhan PamukSnow Turkish Kar 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 political and cultural tensions of modern Turkey and successfully combines humor, social commentary, mysticism, and a deep sympathy with its characters Ka is a poet, who returns to Turkey after 12 years of political exile in Germany He has several motives, first, as a journalist, to investigate a spate of suicides but also in the hope of meeting a woman he used to know Heavy snow cuts off the town for about three days during which time Ka is in conversation with a former communist, a secularist, a fascist nationalist, a possible Islamic extremist, Islamic moderates, young Kurds, the military, the Secret Service, the The 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 ang view spoiler In 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 years.
It 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 bel From The Award Winning Author Of My Name Is Red Comes This Political Thriller After Years In Germany, A Poet Ka Returns To Istanbul For His Mother S Funeral In A Dangerous Political Atmosphere, The Truth Concerning The Poet And The Snow Covered Old World City Of Kars Is Revealed Pamuk s description of the delicate and frequently upset balance between secular and religious fanaticism in modern Turkey is a gripping story It is told from a pseudo autobiographical viewpoint like DFW s The Pale King and follows the mis adventures of the exiled poet Ka in his return to a town visited in his youth near the Armenian and Georgian borders of eastern Anatolia The characters are drawn in a deeply compelling manner and there is so much happening that one is surprised at the relatively short lapse of time covered by the events in the book While primarily a narrative, it sheds essential light on the struggles against radical Islam and is even revelant now in light of the failed coup in Turkey in July 2016.
Written 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 after years away We are told he ran into political difficulties with his poetry and decided to leave Turkey He returns to Turkey ostensibly for his mother s funeral, but he has also learned through the grapevine that an old flame of his is now divorced His instinct is that this journey will change his life Once back in Turkey, when he needs a reason to stay on, he tells people he is a journalist doing a story on the headscarves suicides A number of young women have committed suicide in Kars Depending on folks political perspective, they killed themselves because they were devout Moslems banned from wearing headscarv

Orhan Pamuk

Trailer ¿ Kar PDF by Ë Orhan Pamuk 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