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The White Castle

Pamuk, Orhan

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ISBN 10: 0807612642 / ISBN 13: 9780807612644
Edité par George Braziller, 1991
Ancien(s) ou d'occasion Etat : Fine Hardcover
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First Edition (first U.S. printing). The first book to be published in English by the Nobel Prize-winning author of MY NAME IS RED and SNOW, the story of two seventeenth-century men who are doubles -- who are enlisted to help the Sultan in his war against the Poles. Translated from the Turkish by Victoria Holbrook. Fine/Fine. Signed by Pamuk on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire 14957

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Titre : The White Castle

Éditeur : George Braziller

Date d'édition : 1991

Reliure : Hardcover

Etat du livre :Fine

Etat de la jaquette : Fine

Signé : Signed by Author

Edition : 1st Edition.

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Orhan Pamuk proffers a dazzling work of historical and philosophical fiction, set amid the scholarship and savagery of 17th-century Constantinople. When a young Italian scholar is taken prisoner, he becomes the slave and tutor of a Turkish scholar who is his exact double. THE WHITE CASTLE is a triumph of the imagination, as colorful and intricately patterned as a Turkish prayer rug.

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From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Borges, Nabokov, and DeLillo comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young Italian scholar sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner and delivered to Constantinople There he falls into the custody of a scholar known as Hoja--"master"--a man who is his exact double. In the years that follow, the slave instructs his master in Western science and technology, from medicine to pyrotechnics. But Hoja wants to know more: why he and his captive are the persons they are and whether, given knowledge of each other's most intimate secrets, they could actually exchange identities. Set in a world of magnificent scholarship and terrifying savagery, The White Castle is a colorful and intricately patterned triumph of the imagination. Translated from the Turkish by Victoria Holbrook.

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