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Sessiz Ev oman Silent House Orhan Pamuk 1952Silent House 1983 is Orhan Pamuk s second novel published after Cevdet Bey and His Sons The novel tells the story of a week in which 3 siblings go to visit their grandmother in Cennethisar a small town near Istanbul Silent House consists of 32 chapters Each chapter is narrated from a different narrator s point of view in the first person The names of the five narrators in the novel in turn are Recep Buyukhanim Hasan Faruk and Metin The narrator of the opening chapter is Recep and the narrator of the closing chapter is Buyukhanim Each of the narrators has a different number of chapters to tell Hasan has eight Buyukhanim seven Recep six Faruk six and Metin has five chapters 2008 1386 467 9789643623999 20 1390 431 9786002290410 1393 440 9789643519704 1393 364 9789642950362 1393 364 9789642132379 1952 Originally published in Turkey in 1983 and now translated into English for the first time Silent House Knopf is Orhan Pamuk s second novel Although the Nobel Prize winner makes no direct mention of the historical No Limits (Brutal Master relevance of the book in the text itself his story takes placeoughly one month before the September 12 1980 Turkish coup d tat in which the Chief of the General Staff General Kenan Evren and the Turkish Armed Forces Liar, Liar restored order after violence had broken out betweenight leaning nationalists and communists An Army contolled National Security Council then Essays One ruled Turkey until 1983 when democracy wasestoredSo why is Silent House Femmes, si vous saviez... : 83 questions-rponses, hormones, mnopause, ostoporose relevant to English languageeaders in 2012 almost thirty years after the book s publication The answer lies in a statement made by one of Pamuk s minor characters a pharmacist named Kemal Bey Politics is everywhere No matter where you go it grabs you by the collarKemal efers to the beating of Nilg n a young woma I must be missing something vital in translation in theme Because this was the second book of Orhan Pamuk in as many weeks that I had zero possibly negative appreciation for Granted this is a translation of a very old book and Snow is a fairly ecent graduate of the Pamuk alum But many of the themes that bothered me in Snow bothered me here too I ll come to that in a minuteSilent House is a story of a Turkish family headed by an old highly loathsome grandmother Fatma She s ill and is looked after by a dwarf named Recep Her husband was a godless man. In an old mansion in Cennethisar formerly a fishing village now a posh esort near Istanbul the old widow Fatma awaits the annual summer visit of her grandchildren Faruk a dissipated failed historian; his sensitive leftist sister Nilgun; and the younger grandson Metin a high school student drawn to the fast life of the

Who spent his life drinking his aki and writing an encyclopedia and impregnating a housemaid Recep the dwarf is one of his progeny the other is a lottery ticket seller called Ismail who has good for nothing wastrel for a son called Hasan His official son was also a man who drove himself to an early grave by drinking too much his wife a sickly woman who died before him The plot of this story covers the week when the grandchildren come to the said Silent House for a week long visit Faruk is a sad loser divorcee who is turning into an image of his grandfather Nilgun beautiful is a communist Metin is the practical one he wants to go to America and he wants money All of these above characters have first person perspectives Except Nilgun and Ismail and the dead ones but they appear in other people s perspectives It s highly distracting because there s not much difference in their perspectives Metin and Hasan especially are interchangeable but for their espective loves It s only used as an expositionary device to elate incidents not thoughts Thoughts when they are presented do not go deeper than I want to go to America and become ich and famousI only think about youI love youGrandmother is what they ll say to me and I ll say I m confused as to the point was this emotional vapidity the point Were we supposed to sympathize with any of these characters Unfortunately I didn t I wanted to wring their collective neck so that the monologue could come to a stop I d spare Nilgun who seemed like a decent character perhaps because she didn t have a perspective but view spoilerPamuk took care of her himself in a totally idiculous contrived unwanted manipulative seuence hide spoiler The book was almost painful to ead A clash between the westernized intelligentsia and the nationalist poor accompanied by sexual tensions ends up in violence and death Everybody wishes well but everybody hurts everybody else And upstairs stays a vicious traditionalist ninety years old grandmother who ejects everything and everybody I spent several weeks eading Orhan Pamuk s Silent House Pamuk s books are dense and difficult but well worth the effort if one measures this by those aha moments occasionally triggered by great literatureSilent House is Pamuk s second novel first published in 1983 On the surface it s the story of a single family In her second floor oom in. Ouveaux iches who dreams of going to America The widow has lived in the village for decades ever since her husband an idealistic young doctor first arrived to serve the poor fishermen Now mostly bedridden she is attended by her faithful servant Recep a dwarf and the doctor's illegitimate son Mistress and servant share

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The old house in a seaside village where she has spent her adult life a frail ninety year old widow awaits the annual visit of her three grandchildren overweight alcoholic Faruk a professor obsessed with history his stylish left leaning younger sister Nilg n and materialistic self absorbed college student Metin who is saving his money to go to America and become a captain of industry The dwarf Recep now a faithful servant to the grandmother is in fact her husband s illegitimate son crippled due to her treatment of him as a child Teen aged Hasan is the son of Recep s bastard brother and a member of a thuggish nationalist gang The overall mood is one of dissatisfaction bitterness and decayEach chapter is an intimate in many cases disturbing peek into the mind of one of the characters grandmother Fatma Faruk Recep Metin and Hasan but not interestingly Nilg n These first person narratives come close to stream of consciousness They portray the ebb and flow of emotion the irrationality of thought the occasionally overwhelming physical sensation The effect in each case is one of intense isolation which becomes oppressive as the book proceeds towards its shocking and violent conclusionI particularly appreciated the depiction of Fatma s inner life She is not suffering from dementia but she experiences the objects in her environment and especially the passage of time in an almost hallucinatory manner I found her mental wanderings totally convincing It s plausible to me that when one eaches such an advanced age so called eality might begin to waverHowever these distinctive vivid characters are not the author s deepest concern Fundamentally I believe Silent House is a book about perception memory and history The book was published on the eve of a nationalist coup I don t know enough about Turkish history to appreciate the specific eferences but the messages are universal Pamuk s characters share a loss of connection to the past a distrust of the present and a sense of inferiority that leads them to actions they know are wrong but which they cannot esistI was surprised that this author s early work shows none of the typical optimism of youth Silent House turned out to be far darker than I expected More than once I considered putting the book down without finishing it I m glad I didn t yield to my discomfort That s part of the point of this novel. Emories and grievances of those early years But it is Recep's cousin Hassan a high school dropout and fervent ight wing nationalist who will draw the visiting family into the growing political cataclysm in this spell binding novel depicting Turkey's tumultuous century long struggle for modernityTranslated by Robert Finn.

Orhan Pamuk was born in Istanbul in 1952 and grew up in a large family similar to those which he describes in his novels Cevdet Bey and His Sons and The Black Book in the wealthy westernised district of Nisantasi As he writes in his autobiographical book Istanbul from his childhood until the age of 22 he devoted himself largely to painting and dreamed of becoming an artist After graduating fro

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