Thursday, December 28, 2006

Orhan Pamuk

It looks like this ish of The New Yorker is a keeper. This (his Nobel lecture) is the first thing I've read by Orhan Pamuk, and it has me curious to read more. (h/t to DV)


DarkoV said...

"It looks like this ish of The New Yorker is a keeper."

No more dangerous word to domestic tranquility is the two syllable Keeper! Continents have shifted on the whispering of that noun.

Searchie said...

It is a marvelous and well timed (for me, that is) piece, isn't it? I've been fretting about the isolation that will inevitably accompany my new work, and Pamuk's essay has helped me to understand that solitude (not isolation) is a necessary part of the process.

Whisky Prajer said...

DV - yes, the New Yorker box has become fat and ungainly. And there's no New Year's Resolution that will slim it down, either.

Searchie - Pamuk's words are indeed encouraging, especially (I think) to anyone who feels as if there is more than one "homeland" beckoning. Godspeed with your writing. Your publisher is lucky to have you.

Rob said...

Thanks for this.