sexta-feira, 13 de outubro de 2006

II. … And the Prize went to…

Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you…

The Nobel Prize Winner in Literature 2006

Orhan Pamuk

"Who in the quest for the melancholic soul of his native city has discovered new symbols for the clash and interlacing of cultures."

Karolinska Institutet

A few biographical notes

Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul on June 7, 1952.
He spent all his life in Istanbul, except three years in New York.
After attending the architecture program in Istanbul Technical University for three years, he finished the Institute of Journalism at the Istanbul University.
He started writing regularly in 1974. His first novel, «Cevdet Bey ve Ogullari», was awarded the first prize in the 1979 Novel Contest of the Milliyet Press. This book, published in 1982, also won the Orhan Kemal Novel Prize in 1983. He received the 1984 Madarali Novel Prize with his second novel «Sessiz Ev», published in 1983, and the 1991 Prix de la Découverte Européenne with the French translation of the novel.
His historical novel «Beyaz Kale», published in 1985, extended his reputation abroad. «The New York Times Book Review» wrote: "A new star has risen in the east – Orhan Pamuk, a Turkish writer."
His 1990 landmark novel «Kara Kitap» has become one of the most controversial and popular readings in Turkish literature, due to its complexity and richness. In 1992, he wrote the script of the film «Gizli Yuz» (adapted from «Kara Kitap»), directed by a prominent Turkish director, Omer Kavur.
His latest novel, «Yeni Hayat», has been a best-seller in Turkey in 1995.
His books have been translated to thirteen foreign languages so far.

Another universe to get in touch with...

8 comentários:

Fourhorsemen disse...

worked NINE hours straight w/o a break or lunch, and have to work tomorrow now. Will not be writing much tonight. Need to unwind and get to bed early.

Will tell you about the movie and answer your long email later, by fuzzy friend!

Horseman #2 of 4 ;-D

Fourhorsemen disse...

"MY" fuzzy frien, not "BY" fuzzy fri8end.

See...my brain is blurring. NINE hourtse of crunching 10's fo 1000's of numbers can do this to you

Fourhorsemen disse...

Now I have to correct "frien' to "friend".

RIC disse...

Never mind the corrections, Will, I do understand! What an awful marathon! Go and rest properly, that's the most important. Tomorrow's another day (am I repeating myself now?!...)
Restful dreams! :-)

Fourhorsemen disse...

Tonight was Bernstein conducting Shostakovich's 6th and 9th symphonys...

Going to bed now. Misha is crying for me to go to bed. Need to go upstairs and give Molly some love. She has her own bedroom!

RIC disse...

I do like Bernstein's works very much, especially a piece called «Chichester Psalms»!

Fourhorsemen disse...

this work has been on my to-do list for years. you have provided a reason to make it happen soon.

RIC disse...

That's quite a good idea, Will! I listen to it every now and then and always enjoy it very much! :-)