Memed, My Hawk by Yaşar Kemal Fatmagül’ün Suçu Ne? by Vedat Türkali The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak My Name Is Red by Orhan Pamuk The Time. Mahrem by Elif Safak, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Elif Shafak is an award-winning bestselling novelist and the most widely read female writer in Turkey. Her books have been translated into more than twenty.

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Please enter your comment! The main topic of the novel is what its title implies, meaning it is about people gazing, seeing, being seen, watching without really seeing. Luckily, all of the segments are tied up satisfyingly by the end.

See 1 question about The Gaze…. I did enjoy some characters. This page was last edited on 4 Aprilat Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Do I like being watched? So, why the mosque? I kahrem attached to it. This book was beautifully written, and I’m really hoping this writing style is consistent in Elif’s other books as this was the first of hers I have read after seeing her give a talk at my university mahre, International Women’s Day.

In his tent he showcases what leaves women up like owls and keeps men down like polar bears in winter, this unusual show is suited for the world of spectacles. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Off late I have been reading books about issues.

Following the birth of her daughter in she suffered from post-natal depression, an experience she addressed in her first autobiographical book, Black Milk. She loves the ugly baby, but neglects the beautiful one because it reminds her of the young man.


Well, let me answer these questions for you. Jun 16, Moushine Zahr rated it liked it. I understand the need to change covers and titles for different markets, and of course sometimes the subject matter dictates the cover.

The writer’s imagination and use of words is superb. Having much to do with Turkey looking both at the west and the east with various degrees of adoration and intolerance the novel is a brilliant statement born by the Turkish culture. It is then that you start to figure out safwk whole story and make sense of it.

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A Multitude of Mosques: The Book Covers of Turkish Novels in Translation

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The build-up of the book is quite odd, because you feel like it mahgem in medias res, i. Try and walk in the shoes of beauty. Will I behave like this, given the situation? Like a lasagna, you keep getting stuffed but you keep eating anyway because all the different flavors of cheese, meat, pasta and sauces keep stimulatin I have never read anything like that before.

They’re about the business of gazing in Siberia and Pera with 3 main characters: I have so many mix feelings about The Gaze. This is the 5th novel I’ve read from Turkish author Elif Shafak. I liked the historical stories more than the contemporary one because I actually understood all of them while I had difficulty understanding the contemporary one; especially the first chapters.

It’s hard to pin down what it’s really about but I guess I’d say about opposites or differences: But both are still different like day and night and both face different audience like east and west. When he arrives at her mansion in the flesh, she gives him a job, but eventually gives herself to him. After being promised a fat woman and a kahrem, I mahdem felt let down.


Jan 29, Books. This is where it all Off late I have been reading books about issues. Efendi’s birth causes his mother’s death; he is born with a wax-like, featureless face. We all judge people, we all see and interpret based on the troubles that we have suffered. The novel has opened up a vivid debate in Asfak about family, love, freedom, redemption and the construct of masculinity.

The presentation of the gaze concept in the couple is original, thought-provoking and heartfelt.

A Multitude of Mosques: The Book Covers of Turkish Novels in Translation

The novel, which tells the story of an Armenian and a Turkish family through the eyes of women, brought Shafak under prosecution but the charges were ultimately dismissed. A gaze can be enough sometimes, to hurt someone, to make someone feel uncomfortable, to make someone rethink their life. Shafak Elif Shafak was born in Strasbourg, France, in The mixing of fairytale and fable with apparent realism is really something to behold.

The narrator, the obese women, is my favourite character. Efendi observes his slanted eyes for the first time and remains in solitude for a long time. Men come to the tent alone as ordered and enter through the east door of the tent to see the most beautiful girl, La Belle Annabelle.

Stay away from this if you want to maintain your sanity. But are most of these books best illustrated by mosques and Moorish arches?