The Museum of Innocence
It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Füsun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open... show more
It is 1975, a perfect spring in Istanbul. Kemal and Sibel, children of two prominent families, are about to become engaged. But when Kemal encounters Füsun, a beautiful shopgirl and a distant relation, he becomes enthralled. And once they violate the code of virginity, a rift begins to open between Kemal and the world of the Westernized Istanbul bourgeoisie. In his pursuit of Füsun over the next eight years, Kemal becomes a compulsive collector of objects that chronicle his lovelorn progress—amassing a museum that is both a map of a society and of his heart. Orhan Pamuk’s first novel since winning the Nobel Prize is a stirring exploration of the nature of romance.
Publish date: October 5th 2010
Pages no: 560
Edition language: English
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, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Asian Literature
, Nobel Prize
, Turkish Literature
I bought this book after finishing Istanbul Memories of a City as I wanted to continue to stay in Istanbul and learn more about the city. I had just visited Istanbul in February this year and was so mesmerized by it that I wanted to learn more, continue to dig my mind into it. While Istanbul Memorie...
A pesar de que una odia al personaje principal, es una historia compleja, donde no hay blancos ni negros sino muchos tonos de grises. Amor, desesperación, sueños, todo enmarcado en la vida cosmopolita de Estambul de mediados del siglo XX. El uso que hace Pamuk del lenguaje es maravilloso (sospecho q...
Okay, I'm going to tell it as it is. Nobel-winning writer aside, this book is insufferable. I frankly don't understand the hype, the glowing reviews, attention from the New Yorker - this book is bad. Really bad.The story revolves around a privileged man in Istanbul who has a short affair with a s...
i'm not sure i want to finish this now. i can't stop reading it but it's wreaking havoc w/ my mood. a bit of time out might be needed.