Posts Tagged: Orhan Pamuk

City and Sustenance

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At Hazlitt, novelist Orhan Pamuk discusses the influence of food and food vendors on his latest work, the ritual of drinking boza, and the inspiration that the city of Istanbul provides: I walk in the city all the time. It’s not because of research; it’s a lifestyle. I like it. I belong to that city […]

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Sometimes There’s Nothing Else To Do

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Novelist Orhan Pamuk asks in The Guardian “why do beautiful scenes inspire us to kiss?” Millions of people who live outside the west – and especially those who, like me, live in Muslim countries – never get to see two lovers kissing on the lips in everyday life (of course, you do not necessarily have […]

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