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The Resource A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and also a portrait of life in Istanbul between 1969 and 2012 from many different points of view, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap

A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and also a portrait of life in Istanbul between 1969 and 2012 from many different points of view, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap

Label
A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and also a portrait of life in Istanbul between 1969 and 2012 from many different points of view
Title
A strangeness in my mind
Title remainder
being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and also a portrait of life in Istanbul between 1969 and 2012 from many different points of view
Statement of responsibility
Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
Creator
Contributor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • tur
  • eng
Summary
From the Nobel Prize winner and best-selling author of -- A Strangeness in My Mind is a modern epic of coming of age in a great city, a brilliant tableau of life among the newcomers who have changed the face of Istanbul over the past fifty years. Here is a mesmerizing story of human longing, sure to take its place among Pamuk's finest achievements
Member of
Summary
Since his boyhood in a poor village in Central Anatolia, Mevlut Karatası has fantasized about what his life would become. Not getting as far in school as he'd hoped, at the age of twelve he comes to Istanbul ? 'the center of the world' ? and is immediately enthralled both by the city being demolished and the new one that is fast being built. He follows his father's trade, selling boza (a traditional Turkish drink) on the street, and hoping to become rich. But chance seems to conspire against him. He spends three years writing love letters to a girl he saw just once at a wedding, only to elope by mistake with her sister. And though he grows to cherish his wife and the family they have, his relations all make their fortunes while his own years are spent in a series of jobs leading nowhere. Every evening, without fail, he still wanders the streets of Istanbul, selling boza and wondering at the 'strangeness' in his mind, the sensation that makes him feel different from everyone else, until fortune conspires once more to let him understand at last what it is he has always yearned for.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10446293
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pamuk, Orhan
Dewey number
894/.3533
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL248.P34
LC item number
K3513 2015eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Oklap, Ekin
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Street vendors
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Istanbul (Turkey)
Target audience
adult
Label
A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and also a portrait of life in Istanbul between 1969 and 2012 from many different points of view, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8E8EFDD4-BA7B-4DE7-B769-11779052E6C6
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Turkey as Kafamda Bir Tuhaflik by Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, Istanbul, in 2013"--title page verso
  • "This translation originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd, London, in 2015"--title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn925770336
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 599 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101875834
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustration, genealogical table.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • BB309220-5D22-4762-9940-20B6DF8B2042
  • 8E8EFDD4-BA7B-4DE7-B769-11779052E6C6
System control number
(OCoLC)925770336
Label
A strangeness in my mind : being the adventures and dreams of Mevlut Karataş, a seller of boza, and of his friends, and also a portrait of life in Istanbul between 1969 and 2012 from many different points of view, Orhan Pamuk ; translated from the Turkish by Ekin Oklap
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=8E8EFDD4-BA7B-4DE7-B769-11779052E6C6
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Turkey as Kafamda Bir Tuhaflik by Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, Istanbul, in 2013"--title page verso
  • "This translation originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Faber and Faber Ltd, London, in 2015"--title page verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn925770336
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 599 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101875834
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustration, genealogical table.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • BB309220-5D22-4762-9940-20B6DF8B2042
  • 8E8EFDD4-BA7B-4DE7-B769-11779052E6C6
System control number
(OCoLC)925770336

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